Payton Watson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: UCLA
(Long Beach, CA)
HT: 6-6WT: 185
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Payton Watson is a long, wiry high-upside athlete with all the tools to make it to the League. He’s a high flyer, a great dunker and a lethal transition player.

In the half court Watson can handle the ball up top and make plays off the dribble. He’s mostly a straight line driver who uses his quickness, length and long strides to blow by defenders and get to the rim. He’s got the makings of a good jump shot and projects as a good iso scorer at the next levels.


Comparisons

  • Derrick Jones Jr.

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

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2022 Small Forwards

  1. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Wisconsin Milwaukee 
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  3. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Michigan (Canada)
  4. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  5. Payton Watson – 6-9 – UCLA
  6. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  7. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Baylor
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Julian Champagnie – 6-8 – St. Johns
  10. Johnny Juzang – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  12. Jermaine Samuels – 6-7 – Villanova
  13. Josh Minott – 6-8 – Memphis
  14. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  15. Jordan Hall – 6-8 – St. Joes
  16. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  17. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  18. Fanbo Zeng – 6-9 – G League Ignite (China)
  19. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  20. Hyunjung Lee – 6-7 – Davidson (South Korea)
  21. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  22. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  23. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  24. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  25. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)