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Full Name: Travis Jermaine Watson
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 250 (113.4 kg)
Birthdate: March 20, 1981 (San Antonio, Texas)
High School: William Campbell HS (Naruna, Va.), then Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
College: Virginia

Virginia
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-00313013725653578139.56125825272935211.4
2000-012928149300.4975894.61726425293535612.3
2001-022825149284.52589128.69527231322639414.1
2002-033127167321.520103150.68732169464044414.3
Totals1191106021161.519328511.6421115150134130154613.0
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 0-for-1 (.000); 2000-01, 0-for-0 (.000); 2001-02, 7-for-14 (.500); 2002-03, 7-for-29 (.241). Totals: 14-for-44 (.318).

Career Highlights: Named to All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team following junior and senior seasons. Ranks 14th all-time among ACC players in rebounds (1,115). Ranks second in Virginia history in rebounding, trailing only Ralph Sampson (1,511). Finished third in blocks (130), 10th in field goals (602) and 12th in scoring (1,546). Selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2000. Named team MVP as a senior after sharing the award two previous seasons with Roger Mason Jr. (Chicago Bulls). Averaged a tournament-best 14.7 rebounds at the 2003 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, earning all-consolation bracket honors.

Senior (2002-03): Led the ACC and finished 14th in nation in rebounding (10.4 rpg). Led Virginia in scoring (14.3 ppg), rebounding, steals (1.5 spg) and blocks (1.3 bpg). Led ACC in double-doubles (16, 10 in ACC games) for second consecutive season. Earned National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District Five first-team honors. Named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District III Team and was a First Team selection to the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State Team.

Junior (2001-02): Led the ACC and was 27th in nation in rebounding (9.7 rpg). Led ACC in double-doubles (17, including 10 in ACC games) and offensive rebounds (3.43 pg). Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and scored 20 points in the victory over Wake Forest. Scored 1,000th point of his career in victory over North Carolina.

Sophomore (2000-01): Ranked second in the ACC in rebounds (9.1 rpg.) and first in offensive rebounds (3.45) and double-doubles (13). Was in double figures in rebounds 14 times. Led Virginia in rebounding in 15 of teamís last 22 games and 20 times during the season.

Freshman (1999-00): Finished fourth in the tough ACC in rebounding as a freshman (8.3 rpg). Provided Virginia with an inside presence despite being the shortest player in the ACC playing center. Started in every game after coming off the bench in the season opener against Elon. In his first ACC game, snared 16 rebounds vs. Duke. Scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Georgetown.

Strengths: A cerebral rebounder who gets to the ball first with knowledge and positioning.

Personal: Majored in anthropology. As a high school senior, was co-captain of Oak Hill Academy team that went 31-0 and was named nationís No. 1 team by USA Today.