Payton Watson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: UCLA
(Long Beach, CA)
HT: 6-6WT: 185
BORN: NAYEAR: HSsr.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. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Ypsilanti, MI (Michigan St.)
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke commit
  3. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Sussex, WI 
  4. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  5. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Ontario, Canada
  6. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  7. Jabari Smith Jr. – 6-8 – Tyrone, GA
  8. Payton Watson – 6-6 – UCLA
  9. Trey Patterson – Villanova
  10. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  11. Keon Edwards – 6-7 – Phoenix, AZ
  12. J.T. Thor – 6-9 – Auburn
  13. Lök Wur – 6-9 – Oregon
  14. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Kentucky
  15. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)
  16. William Jeffress – 6-7 – Pittsburgh
  17. Jabri Abdur-Rahim – 6-7 Virginia
  18. Alex Antetokounmpo – 6-7 – USA  
  19. Addison Patterson – 6-7 – Oregon