The San Francisco Transfer Cracks The Top 10
Watson could be one of the best scoring guards in recent SDSU memory
The addition of Watson has San Diego State back in line to compete for another MWC title
The next player in the countdown begins the top 10 of the MWC Wire Basketball Countdown.
San Diego State guard and former San Francisco stud Devin Watson is 10th in our staff’s player rankings.
One of many highly impactful transfers in the conference this season, Watson is the only player in the league who has ever averaged more than 20 points per game in a D-I season. Before sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, Watson scored 20.3 points a night as a sophomore, good for third in the WCC. He also recorded three 30+ point performances, and had at least 10 points and five assists in 17 of his 30 games played.
In short, Watson is an offensive powerhouse, which is something that San Diego State has lacked in quite some time. The Aztecs have declined in offensive efficiency in four consecutive seasons, and first-year head coach Brian Dutcher will hope that Watson can straighten some of the previous season’s offensive woes.
Don’t expect Watson to score 20 a night this year for SDSU, but if he can team up with fellow upperclassmen Jeremy Hemsley and Trey Kell and consistently produce on offense, the Aztecs will be tough to stop.
- 10 – Devin Watson, San Diego State
- 11 – Deshon Taylor, Fresno State
- 12 – Jaron Hopkins, Fresno State
- 13 – Hayden Dalton, Wyoming
- 14 – Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State
- 15 – Jovan Mooring, UNLV
- 16 – Jordan Johnson, UNLV
- 17 – Lindsey Drew, Nevada
- 18 – Shakur Juiston, UNLV
- 19 – Ryan Welage, San Jose State
- 20 – Sam Logwood, New Mexico
- 21 – Jeremiah Paige, Colorado State
- 22 – Jahmel Taylor, Fresno State
- 23 – Justinian Jessup, Boise State
- 24 – Alan Herndon, Wyoming
- 25 – Dane Kuiper, New Mexico
- Honorable Mentions