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. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  2. Daimion Collins – 6-9 – Kentucky
  3. Jabari Smith – 6-9 – Auburn
  4. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  5. Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
  6. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  7. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  8. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  9. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield – 6-9 – Tennessee
  10. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  11. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  12. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  13. Nate Bittle – 6-11 – Oregon
  14. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  15. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia
  16. Dawson Garcia – 6-11 – UNC
  17. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  18. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  19. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  20. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  21. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  22. Shareef O’Neil – 6-9 – LSU
  23. Omar Payne – 6-10 – Illinois
  24. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF
  25. Lefteris Mantzoukas – 6-9 – Greece
  26. Jordan Brown – 6-11 – NA
  27. Aidan Igiehon – 6-9 – Grand Canyon (Ireland)