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. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  2. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Sussex, WI 
  3. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  4. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Michigan (Canada)
  5. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  6. Payton Watson – 6-9 – UCLA
  7. Trey Murphy III – 6-9 – Virginia
  8. J.T. Thor – 6-9 – Auburn
  9. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  10. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  11. Franz Wagner – 6-8 – Michigan (Germany)
  12. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  13. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  14. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)
  15. William Jeffress – 6-7 – Pittsburgh
  16. Jabri Abdur-Rahim – 6-7 Virginia
  17. Alex Antetokounmpo – 6-7 – USA  
  18. Addison Patterson – 6-7 – Nevada