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ZagNative
06-13-2018, 06:15 PM
Anton's on the roster, and he's getting some nice notice from Eric Bossi: (https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/nbpa-top-100-eric-bossi-s-first-session-observations)

… Gonzaga nabbed a good one in Anton Watson. Mark Few‘s program has become renowned for skilled big guys and while Watson certainly has some skill, he is in my eyes a bit of a throwback to the days of Ronny Turiaf — in terms of attitude and approach — with his willngness to scrap, play tough and muscle his way to rebounds and buckets. I would bet on him being another in a long line of All-WCC players for the Zags.

I looked for a link to some stats for the event but didn't find any. If you find some, I hope you'll post them herel

Reborn
06-14-2018, 06:52 AM
Thanks, ZN. I was unable to see an article but did see the top 120 players. I noticed that Watson was 107. That sounds pretty high to me.

JPtheBeasta
06-14-2018, 06:59 AM
It looks like the author of that excerpt has no concerns about his motor, contrary to some here.

ZagNative
06-14-2018, 08:08 AM
Thanks, ZN. I was unable to see an article but did see the top 120 players. I noticed that Watson was 107. That sounds pretty high to me.My link was busted, Reborn. I fixed it if you want to take a look at the article.

Zagdawg
06-14-2018, 08:31 AM
Nice to see he was one of the 10 players to get mentioned by the author after the first session.

hooter73
06-14-2018, 08:54 AM
It looks like the author of that excerpt has no concerns about his motor, contrary to some here.

Motivation, not motor is what has been brought up before. And I think you are seeing what better competition does to motivate some kids. I'd love to hear that even for just a day or two he tore up the camps.

GonzagasaurusFlex
06-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Glad he’s getting noticed. I bet getting cut from the U18 national team will light a fire...

stevet75
06-14-2018, 10:18 AM
Thanks, ZN. I was unable to see an article but did see the top 120 players. I noticed that Watson was 107. That sounds pretty high to me.

I don't know if they moved him, but when I looked he was 82.

DagsZags
06-14-2018, 10:21 AM
I don't know if they moved him, but when I looked he was 82.

He's 107 of 120 because the participants are listed alphabetically. He is ranked #82 in the country with Rivals https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2019/anton-watson-210808, #56 with 247, and #64 in the 247 Composite https://247sports.com/Player/Anton-Watson-46047757

Zagdawg
06-14-2018, 12:50 PM
Watsons team wins 96-60-- he contributes 13 points (5-9 and 1-3 shooting from 3 and 2-2 FT) with 6 boards, 2 assists 2 blocks in 21 mins-- 3rd leading scorer in least amount of minutes on team.

https://twitter.com/SWXLindsayJoy/status/1007360742905937920

ZagNative
06-14-2018, 12:55 PM
Stats for all Anton's Top 100 games here: http://basketball.exposureevents.com/112260/2018-nbpa-top-100-camp/teams/chicago-bulls?divisionteamid=837155

Next game is scheduled for 3:00 PDT.

Zagdawg
06-14-2018, 01:07 PM
Link to his teams game stats -- his team is currently 2-1

http://basketball.exposureevents.com/112260/2018-nbpa-top-100-camp/teams/chicago-bulls?divisionteamid=837155

ZagNative
06-14-2018, 01:35 PM
Nice compliment from Eric Bossi: https://twitter.com/ebosshoops/status/1007358364106534912

Eric Bossi
‏Verified account @ebosshoops

Somebody once told me he classifies players as dudes or ditch diggers. #Gonzaga bound Anton Watson is 100% dude. #NBPATop100

ZagNative
06-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Another tweet: https://twitter.com/InsideTheKennel/status/1007367055312551937

Inside The Kennel
‏ @InsideTheKennel

Through 3 games, @twonster4080 is averaging 11 and 5 at the @Top100Camp and shooting 60% from the field. He's solidifying himself as a top 50 in the class.

ZagNative
06-14-2018, 03:24 PM
More from twitter:

Eric Hampford
‏ @MADE_Hampford

Really enjoying Gonzaga commit Anton Watson this week. Talented and versatile 6'8" piece who will fit right into their system. Zags with found money right in their backyard with the Spokane native.

ZagNative
06-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Live stats for Anton's game now: http://basketball.exposureevents.com/112260/2018-nbpa-top-100-camp/live/6403850?type=statcrew

cggonzaga
06-14-2018, 06:38 PM
https://twitter.com/overtime/status/1007370967876882434?s=21

Zagdawg
06-15-2018, 07:01 AM
NBPA: Who stood out on day two of Top 100 Camp

Anton Watson, SF:

Watson doesn’t play on the shoe circuit so despite being an early commitment, he has flown under the radar nationally in terms of notoriety. This camp was a great opportunity for him to change that and he’s helped boost his stock. He has good size and length, is a sneaky leaper who has had some explosive finishes, has put the ball on the ground and also shown range with his jumper. There’s a very high upside to Watson with his size and versatility.

Recruiting: Committed to Gonzaga (JG)


https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Drew-Timme-Anthony-Edwards-and-Terrence-Clarke-were-among-the-standouts-on-Thursday-at-the-NBPA-Top-100-Camp-119070754/Amp/

caldwellzag
06-15-2018, 11:23 AM
NBPA: Who stood out on day two of Top 100 Camp

Anton Watson, SF:

Watson doesn’t play on the shoe circuit so despite being an early commitment, he has flown under the radar nationally in terms of notoriety. This camp was a great opportunity for him to change that and he’s helped boost his stock. He has good size and length, is a sneaky leaper who has had some explosive finishes, has put the ball on the ground and also shown range with his jumper. There’s a very high upside to Watson with his size and versatility.

Recruiting: Committed to Gonzaga (JG)


https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Drew-Timme-Anthony-Edwards-and-Terrence-Clarke-were-among-the-standouts-on-Thursday-at-the-NBPA-Top-100-Camp-119070754/Amp/

Great stuff. Not many kids do what Watson is doing by not playing on the shoe circuit for AAU and still ranking in the top 100 of the nation for 2019. He is a special talent!

Zagdawg
06-18-2018, 07:51 AM
Gonzaga has a good one in Anton Watson

Watson, a 2019 6-8 forward who helped lead Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wash.) to a state 4A title, did a little bit of everything in the camp. He was a shot blocker, rebounder, hit outside shots, finished at the rim and even tried to take a charge or two. The Gonzaga commit showed that Team USA may have made a mistake in not picking him in their final selection for their FIBA Americas U18 squad. He had double-digit scoring efforts in three of his first five games, though he looked tired at the end of the camp.

http://usatodayhss.com/2018/five-things-we-learned-at-the-nba-players-top-100-camp