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Earl Watson


Full Name:
Earl Joseph Watson
Position:
Guard
College:
UCLA
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
High School:
Washington HS, Kansas City, Kan.
Birthdate:
June 12, 1979
Birthplace:
Kansas City, Kan.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in second round (40th pick overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics.


HIGHLIGHTS
  Started all 129 of his games at UCLA.
  Broke the school record for career starts, previously held by Don MacLean of the Miami Heat (1989-92).
  Tied for second on the career games played list.
  Ranks first on UCLA's career steals list (235).
  Ranks fourth in assists (607) and fourth in career three-point field goals (133).
  Only the second player in school history to have 600 assists and 200 steals (Tyus Edney of the Indiana Pacers).
  Only the fourth player in Pac-10 history to make the career top 10 in both assists and steals.


AT UCLA
  As a senior, ranked second on the team in scoring (14.7 ppg) and field goal percentage (49.3%) and first in assists (5.2 apg) and steals (1.9 spg).
  Named All-Pac-10 by the league's coaches and was selected first-team All-District 15 by the NABC.
  Scored in double figures 26 times and reached the 20-point mark eight times.
  In NCAA Tournament play, averaged a team-high 16.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals in three games.
  Scored a career-high 30 points vs. North Carolina.
  Scored 20 or more points in back-to-back games vs. Kansas and Kentucky in the Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic.
  In a win at Stanford, played 39 minutes and had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists.

  As a junior, averaged 11.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds.
  His 195 assists placed eighth on UCLA's single season list and his 60 steals ranked ninth.
  Set the school single-game assist record with 16 assists vs. Maryland in the NCAA Tournament.
  Scored in double figures 20 times.
  Dished out six or more assists 17 times.
  In three NCAA Tournament games, averaged 9.7 ppg, 11.0 apg and 2.7 spg.
  Played career-high 45 minutes vs. Stanford.

  As a sophomore, earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors and was named Second Team NABC All-District 15.
  Led the Bruins in minutes (34.0 mpg) and was second in scoring (13.3 ppg) and assists (4.6 apg).
  Also averaged 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals.
  Scored in double figures in 25 games.
  Led team in scoring seven times and in assists 17 times.
  In the season finale at Arizona, played all 40 minutes and scored 18 points.
  Named team Defensive Player of the Year.

  As a freshman, was selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.
  Finished third on the team in assists (3.7 apg).
  His 64 steals placed fourth on the school's single-season list.
  Ranked sixth in the Pac-10 in steals (1.9 spg).
  Named team Defensive Player of the Year.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1997-98 33 65 166 .392 40 66 .606 122 104 191 5.8
1998-99 31 144 331 .435 90 128 .703 116 142 411 13.3
1999-00 33 137 304 .451 61 94 .649 129 195 376 11.4
2000-01 32 172 349 .493 89 140 .636 117 166 471 14.7
TOTALS 129 518 1150 .450 280 428 .654 484 607 1449 11.2
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 21-for-65 (.323); 1998-99, 33-for-103 (.320); 1999-00, 41-for-114 (.360), 2000-01, 38-for-108 (.352). Totals: 133-for-390 (.341).


 
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