Explosive, athletic player who should have a big role on the team when you look at his talent level... Must overcome the underachiever label that is sometimes used to describe his game... An extremely quick player who can get to the basket and finish... Also an exceptional outside shooter.
2006 Season (Jr.):
Sat out during the 2005-06 season to finish up some required course work.
Earned first-team all-Orange Empire Conference honors as a sophomore at Saddleback (Calif.) Junior College during the 2004-05 season as he helped lead the Gauchos to a 28-3 record and a trip to the Final Four of the California Junior College state tournament... Averaged 14.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game as a sophomore, while shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from three-point range, and 55.6 percent from the free throw line.
Played in 28 games and started nine as a true freshman at the University of Wyoming during the 2003-04 season... Averaged 5.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, while shooting 32.6 percent from the field, 27.8 percent from three-point range, and 50.0 percent from the free throw line... Scored a season-high 21 points in his final game of the season against Brigham Young in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament as he was five-of-11 from the field, two-of-four from three-point range, and nine-of-10 from the free throw line... Scored in double-figures seven times during the season... Started five of the final six games of the season for the Cowboys and averaged 12.5 points and 3.3 rebounds during that stretch, while shooting 39.1 percent from the field (27-69), 33.3 percent from three-point range (9-27), and 75.0 percent from the free throw line (12-16).
Named the CIF-San Diego Section Division I Player of the Year as a senior at El Camino High School as he led his team to a 31-3 record and the San Diego Section Championship... Was also named the Avocado Conference Player of the Year as a senior and was ranked as the No. 2 point guard in the West by PrepSportsWest... He was also selected to the 2002 Street & Smith's Boys All-America Team and was listed among the top 200 senior players in the country by Athlon Magazine... Averaged 22.4 points and 10 assists per game as a senior, and scored 20-plus points 14 times during the season.
Full name is Mikel Watson... Born on Jan. 9, 1985 in Oceanside, Calif... One of three children of Dawn and Malcon Watson... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies/sports management at Utah State.
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