Maurice Watson Jr.

Height: 5-10

Weight: 173

College: Creighton

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 3/8/1993

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 
​Pros:

Good scorer off the dribble

Improving shooter

Gifted playmaker that has great court vision

Solid athlete

Smart player that has a good feel for the game​

Cons:

Rarely takes threes

Can struggle to finish plays in traffic

Needs to improve his rebounding

May need to improve his defense

Can pick up quick fouls

Undersized to play the point

Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside

Out for the season due to a knee injury

Potential character risk, has had a serious off-court incident​

Summary:

Maurice Watson Jr. is a smart, skilled point guard that may potentially have the offensive skills to excel as a role player in the NBA.  He can attack the defenses to garner scores off the dribble, and he also is a gifted playmaker that can make an assortment of passes to set up a wealth of scores for his teammates.​

On the downside, he is undersized to play the point, and he may not have as much upside as the other prospects in this class.  However, he has had a significant injury history, as he is currently out for the season due to a knee injury.​

Making matters worse, he has allegedly been involved in a serious off-court incident that could really hamper his draft stock.  Right now, Watson is looking at a major uphill battle as a prospect for the NBA, and his most recent possible involvement in this incident could potentially prevent him from ending up in this league, at least right away.​

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress ProfileRealGM Profile

ESPN’s Article Detailing Watson’s Knee Injury

ESPN’s Article Detailing Watson’s Off-Court Incident

Games Scouted:

11/20/16 Creighton vs. NC State

12/31/16 Creighton vs. Villanova