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Toronto Raptors | #1 | Guard

Paul

Watson

PPG

4.1

RPG

1.7

APG

0.6

PIE

7.1

6'6" | 210lb | 26 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

How Acquired: Signed a two-way contract January 15, 2020. Career Transactions: October 5, 2018: Signed an Exhibit-10 contract with New York; October 6, 2018: Waived by New York; January 6, 2020: Signed a 10-day contract with Atlanta; January 14, 2020: Waived by Atlanta; January 15, 2020: Signed a two-way contract with Toronto. Contract Status: Signed through 2020-21 season. 2019-20 SEASON: In 10 games with Atlanta and Toronto, averaged 3.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 8.7 minutes … Was inactive for 18 games after joining the Raptors and DNP seven times … Set career highs with 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-3 FT) and six rebounds in 27 minutes in the regular season finale Aug. 14 vs. Denver … Scored first NBA point (1-2 FT) Feb. 2 vs. Chicago … Played two minutes in Toronto debut Jan. 31 at Detroit … Signed with the Raptors as a two-way player Jan. 15 … Waived by Atlanta on Jan. 14 … Appeared in two games with the Hawks … Had three assists Jan. 12 at Brooklyn … Played four minutes in NBA debut Jan. 8 vs. Houston … Signed a 10-day contract with Atlanta on Jan. 6 … NBA G League: In 30 starts with Raptors 905, averaged 19.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 35.3 minutes … Shot .499 (211-423) from the floor, .425 (91-for-214) from three-point distance and .648 (35-54) at the free throw line … Named to All-NBA G League Midseason Eastern Conference Team … Scored in double figures in all 30 games … Recorded 20 or more points 13 times and had three 30-point outings … Posted five double-doubles … Registered multiple steals in eight games … Scored a season-high 34 points Mar. 1 at Long Island … Netted 30 points and tied a season best with 11 rebounds Feb. 19 vs. Westchester … Had 18 points and a season-high 11 rebounds Nov. 15 at Wisconsin … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Was inactive four times and DNP in five games … Appeared in two contests in the first round … Tallied two points, one assist and one steal in six minutes in Game 4 at Brooklyn on Aug. 23. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Averaging 3.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 8.7 minutes in 10 career games with Atlanta and Toronto … Set career highs with 22 points and six rebounds Aug. 14, 2020 vs. Denver … Playoffs: Has appeared in two postseason games; totaled two points, one assist and one steal in nine minutes of action … NBA G League: Averaging 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 30.4 minutes in 125 career games (95 starts) with Westchester (2017-19) and Raptors 905 (2018-19) … Shooting .461 (468-1016) from the floor, .386 (190-492) from three-point territory and .607 (111-183) at the free throw line … Participated with the Raptors’ entry at NBA Summer League 2017 in Las Vegas … Averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 14.2 minutes in five appearances during the tournament … 2018-19: Averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 30.8 minutes in 50 games (42 starts) with Westchester of the NBA G League … Shot .438 (154-352) from the field, .345 (51-148) from beyond the arc and .625 (50-80) at the foul line … Scored in double digits 20 times … Had two 20-point efforts, including a season-high 25 points Feb. 12 at Capital City … Recorded two double-doubles … 2017-18: In 45 games (23 starts) with Westchester of the NBA G League, posted averages of 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes … Shot .427 (103-241) from the floor and .369 (48-130) from three-point range … Scored 10+ points nine times … Registered a season-high 22 points Dec. 26 at Fort Wayne … Prior to joining the Knicks, appeared in one game with Goettingen in Germany - totaled six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes Sept. 30 vs. EWE Baskets.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAREER: Played four seasons at Fresno State (2013-17) … In 135 career games (128 starts) with the Bulldogs, averaged 10.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 29.7 minutes … Finished career ranked ninth in school history in total blocks (92), three-point goals made (181) and three-point attempts (500) ... Also left Fresno State ranked 16th in program history in points scored (1,361) … Participated in the 2017 College Basketball Slam Dunk Contest during the Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona … As a senior, started all 33 games, averaging 11.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 32.2 minutes … Scored 10+ points 20 times with three 20-point games … Scored a season-high 25 points Jan. 4 vs. Wyoming … Posted lone double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds Nov. 14 vs. Prairie View … As a junior, started 24-of-31 games, averaging 7.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 24.1 minutes … Scored at least 10 points in 13 games … Had a season-high 15 points on two occasions: Dec. 12 vs. Pacific and Nov. 22 at Rice … Played 32 games (all starts) as a sophomore, averaging 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 33.3 minutes … Reached double figures in scoring 17 times, including three games with 20 or more … Registered 10 points and a season-high 12 boards Feb. 28 vs. New Mexico … Logged 53 minutes Jan. 17 vs. Wyoming (3OT); finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds … Scored a season-best 28 points Nov. 17 vs. Bristol University … Posted averages of 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 29.1 minutes in 39 contests (all starts) as a freshman … Named Mountain West Freshman of the Year by the coaches and media – third player in school history to earn the honour … Led all conference freshmen in rebounding during league play ... Posted 21 games of 10+ points … Scored a season-high 20 points twice: Feb. 22 at Utah State and Dec. 7 at Utah. HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Was a four-year letterwinner at Paradise Valley High School ... Named a team captain as a senior and led Paradise Valley to a state title … Was MVP of the state championship game.