Maurice Watson Jr.
Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good scorer off the dribble
Gifted playmaker that has great court vision
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
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
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.
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ESPN’s Article Detailing Watson’s Knee Injury
ESPN’s Article Detailing Watson’s Off-Court Incident
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