Anton Watson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: GonzagaHT: 6-9WT: 210
BORN: 10/6/00YEAR: Jr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Watson has a broad base, a thick frame and natural strength. He can score on the low block and hit from outside and he’s also a polished passer. The ball skills and overall skill level that he possesses are advanced for his age. He can handle in the open court, make plays for his teammates. And he’s a load to handle once he gets up a head of steam in the open court.

While not the fastest athlete Watson has enough lateral agility and foot-speed to guard in space. He also shows good defensive awareness and positioning and seems to understand the game at a high level. Watson doesn’t necessarily project as a great rim protector at the next level but he should be effective guarding in the paint due to his strength, size and smarts.


Comparisons

  • A tougher Trey Lyles

Draft Projection

possible draft pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

Videos

  1. Jabari Smith – 6-10 – Auburn
  2. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  3. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  4. Jeremy Sochan – 6-9 – Baylor (England)
  5. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  6. Jake LaRavia – 6-8 – Wake Forest
  7. E.J. Liddell – 6-7 – Ohio State
  8. Dominick Barlow – 6-9 – Overtime Elite
  9. John Butler – 7-1 – Florida State
  10. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  11. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  12. Karlo Matkovic – 6-11 – Bosnia
  13. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Wisconsin Milwaukee 
  14. David Roddy – 6-5 – Colorado State
  15. Brady Manek – 6-9 – North Carolina
  16. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  17. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  18. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia