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. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Sussex, WI 
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  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. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Baylor
  8. Trey Murphy III – 6-9 – Virginia
  9. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  10. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  11. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  12. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  13. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  14. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  15. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  16. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – NA
  17. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)
  18. Hyunjung Lee – 6-7 – Davidson (South Korea)
  19. Alex Antetokounmpo – 6-7 – USA