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Judea "JuJu" Watkins

  • As of July 25, 2022.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup MVP and All-Star Five, 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP and All-Star Five.
  • Gold Medal: 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • As a member of the 2022 USA Basketball Women's U17 National Team, started all seven games and averaged a team-high 13.1 points to go along with 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals in helping USA to a 7-0 record and gold medal at the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary. She also led the team in free throws made (23) and threes made (9) through the tournament.
  • Finished with 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-7 3FG) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in the quarterfinal win over Japan at the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup. 
  • As a member of the 2021 USA Basketball U16 National Team, started in all six games and averaged team-highs of 20.0 ppg. and 5.2 spg. to go with 5.7 rpg. and 3.7 apg. in helping the USA to a 6-0 record and gold medal at the 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Léon, Mexico.
  • Recorded 28 points, three rebounds and five steals in the gold medal win over Canada, also finished with 21 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds in the opening game win over Chile.

High School Honors

  • 2022 Gatorade California Girls Basketball Player of the Year. 
  • 2022 CIF Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year.
  • 2022 MaxPreps National Player of the Year.
  • 2022 Los Angeles Times Player of the Year.
  • 2022 Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year.
  • 2022 SBLive.com California Player of the Year.
  • Ranked as the No. 2 player in the class of 2023 by ESPNW Hoopgurlz Recruiting Rankings.
  • 2020 Los Angeles Times Player of the Year.

High School Notes

  • Transferred to Sierra Canyon High School ahead of the 2021-22 school year.
  • Averaged 24.5 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, 2.8 spg and 2.0 bpg her junior year (2021-22) for the No. 2 ranked team in California according to MaxPreps and LA Times.
  • Helped the the Trailblazers to a 30-2 record in 2022, as well as an CIF Open Division State Championship where they would go on to defeat No. 1 ranked Archbishop Mitty, 85-61.  
  • Attended Windward School in Los Angeles, California, through the 2020-21 school year.
  • During the 2021 season, recorded 44 points and 22 rebounds after returning from injury in a 66-61 win over rival Sierra Canyon.

Personal Notes

  • Daughter of Sari and Robert Neal-Watkins.
  • Practices in a gym named after her grandfather, Ted Watkins Sr., who founded the Watts Labor Community Action Committee to provide jobs and social services after the 1965 Watts riots.


USA Basketball Statistics
EVENT G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2022 U17 7/7 130/18.6 30-82 .336  9-27 .333 23-29 .793 45/6.4 92/13.1 17 10 3 16
2021 U16
6/6
111/18.5
47-89
.520
4-17
.230
22-24
.910
34/5.7
120/20.0
22
4
7
31

 























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