Page updated as of 4/10/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
College: George Washington
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 92
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate shooter, especially from the mid-range
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Good free throw shooter
Decent defensive player
Good shot blocker for his size
Better than advertised athlete
Versatile player that can play multiple positions
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
May struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
May need to add strength
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Relative late bloomer
Relative unknown commodity
Yuta Watanabe is a tall, skilled swingman that could project into a 3 and D type of player in the NBA. Born from Japan, he had a solid senior season as he averaged roughly 16 points per game this year and was the Atlantic-10’s Defensive Player of the Year. With his skill set, he could be a potential second round pick in 2018.
ESPN Ranks Watanabe Among In Their Top 100 Prospects List
3/3/18 George Washington vs. Dayton
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