Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
College: Penn State
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good defender
Very good shot blocker
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be foul prone
Undersized to play inside
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Missed considerable time due to a knee injury
Mike Watkins is a tough, physical big man that can score, rebound, and block shots in the paint. He is a strong finisher around the basket, and he also can get deep position to score in the post. He also is a high-motor player that excels at rebounding and blocking shots. Right now, he may be a borderline second round prospect for the 2020 draft.
24/7 Sports’ Article on Watkins Recovered from a Knee Injury and Personal Issues
12/10/19 Penn State vs. Maryland
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