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C.J. Watson
Full Name: Charles Akeem Watson Jr.
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 176
Birthdate: April 17, 1984 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
High School: Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas, Nev.)
College: Tennessee
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Tennessee
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 29 28 80 188 .426 79 121 .653 24 66 .364 121 160 36 6 263 9.10
2003-04 29 29 104 249 .418 82 103 .796 44 107 .411 123 145 45 3 334 11.5
2004-05 31 31 109 266 .410 103 136 .757 48 128 .375 101 155 58 1 369 11.9
2005-06 30 30 136 291 .467 137 156 .878 49 116 .422 93 117 59 4 458 15.3
Totals 119 118 429 994 .432 401 516 .777 165 417 .396 438 577 198 14 1424 12.0

Career Highlights: Became the second Vol and ninth player in SEC history to record 1,000 points and 500 assists. Ranked 15th all-time at Tennessee with 1,424 career points. Also finished among top 10 in several categories, including assists (577, 2nd), steals (198, 2nd), minutes played (4,058, 2nd) , average assists (4.8 apg, 4th), three-point percentage (.396, 6th), and three-pointers made (165, 8th) and attempted (417, 9th).

Senior (2005-06): Named All-SEC Second Team by media and coaches. USBWA All-District selection and NABC All-District second team. Started all 30 games and scored in double figures 28 times. Ranked eighth in the SEC in scoring (15.3 ppg), third in free throw percentage (.878), fourth for assist/turnover ratio (1.86), fifth in steals (1.97 spg) and ninth in assists (3.90 apg). Tied his season-high with 23 points vs. South Caroline. Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds along with 20 points, six assists and five steals vs. Georgia .

Junior (2004-05): Tied for first in SEC and ranked 44th nationally with 5.0 apg. Also ranked fourth in the league with 1.87 spg. Finished third on the squad with 11.9 ppg. Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Kentucky in SEC Tournament Quarterfinal. Recorded a career-high 10 assists vs. Nebraska.

Sophomore (2003-04): Ranked second in the SEC in assists (5.0 apg), third in assist/turnover ratio (1.99), fifth in free throw percentage (.796) and 10th in steals (1.55 spg). Led UT in three-point percentage (.411), steals (45) and minutes per game (33.9 mpg). Recorded first career double-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in win over No. 23 Vanderbilt.

Freshman (2002-03): Unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team by coaches. His 160 assists is the second-best effort ever by a UT freshman. Ranked third in the SEC with 5.52 apg and led the SEC in league play with 5.44 apg. Became first freshman since Allan Houston in 1989-90 to lead the Vols in minutes (35.8 mpg). Made six consecutive free throws and a crucial steal down the stretch in UTís win over No. 23 Mississippi State. Dished out nine assists in win over No. 17 Georgia.

Strengths: Smooth point guard who makes excellent shot/pass decisions. Plays under control. Comfortable in the role of scorer or distributor.

Personal: Member of the USA Junior World Championship Team that played in the 2003 FIBA 7th World Championship for Junior Men in Greece. Helped lead Team USA to gold at the 2003 Global Games in Dallas.