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Anton Watson

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as a 2019 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team finalist on June 18.
  • 2018 USA Men’s U18 National Team Training camp.

College Notes

  • Committed to Gonzaga University.

High School Honors

  • 2019 State 4A Tournament MVP.
  • 2019 Greater Spokane League MVP.
  • 2019 All-Classifications State Player of the Year by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association.
  • 2019 Washington Class 4A Associated Press Player of the Year.
  • 2018 USA Today All-Washington first team.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Washington.
  • As a senior in 2018-19 averaged 21.6 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 3.8 apg, guiding Gonzaga Prep to a second consecutive Washington State 4A title.
  • Averaged 18.7 points over his four-year varsity career.
  • G-Prep went 102-6 in games with Watson over the past four seasons, including two state titles and two third-place finishes.
  • Boasts single-game career-highs of 37 points, 16 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 blocked shots. 
  • Started all 74 games played in his three-year prep career and amassed 1,135 points, 647 rebounds, 350 assists, 210 steals and 140 blocked shots. 
  • As a junior in 2017-18, started all 27 games and averaged 23.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. in leading his team to a  27-0 record and the state championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started all 22 games and averaged 18.0 ppg., 12.0 rpg. and 3.0 apg. as his team finished 20-2 and in third place in the state tournament.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, helped Gonzaga Prep to a   22-3 record and a third-place finish in the state; started all 25 games and averaged 11.0 ppg., 12.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. 









Personal Notes

  • Born in Coeur d'alene, Idaho, currently lives in Spokane, Washington.
  • Son of Anna Hegbloom Watson and Deon Watson; has one brother, Deon and one sister, Haile.
  • Father played basketball at Idaho, brother played football at Idaho and sister played volleyball at Fresno State. 
  • Also plays baseball and pitched in the Little League World Series for his 13U Idaho team.

The Scoop

  • Twitter: @twonster4080
  • First played basketball: when he was 2 on a toy hoop.
  • Enjoys: watching movies, playing video games and spending time with family and friends. 
  • Top five movies: “Planet of the Apes,” “Tropic Thunder,” “This is the End,” “Get Out” and “Creed.”
  • Favorite player: Dwyane Wade.
  • Favorite class: history.
  • Most played song: “Magnolia,” by Playboi Carti.
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: baked chicken.
  • Inspired by: God, Jesus Christ and his parents. 


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