Watford’s long and smooth

Christian Watford, a small forward from Alabama, has played well this afternoon at Assembly Hall. I was working on some other stories (and eating lunch) so I don’t have full stats.

Watford’s 6-7 and has good body control around the rim. He’s clearly a Division I player. His M33M team just lost 79-65 to the Michigan Mustangs, though.

Leonard Washington played with Watford’s team and showed why he has the reputation for being a tenacious player under the rim. The 6-6 forward was originally a 2007 prospect out of Lake Charles, La., but had trouble qualifying. He spent last year at a prep school in Compton and is now qualified to play in 2008, he said.

He originally committed to USC and a media report last week said he had re-committed. Washington said that is not the case. He is considering USC, Memphis, LSU and Indiana. He hopes to have an unofficial visit with Tom Crean soon.

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  • Scott #1

    Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 4:02 PM EDT

    Washington also showed why he has a reputation for having a temper. He almost punched a kid on the Mustangs near the end of Game 1.

  • Ann T #2

    Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 10:02 PM EDT

    I hate to hear that for his sake. The young man
    doesn’t need that kind of reputation, I hope he learn to control himsel before he does something really stupid, like punch a ref like Holman

  • Haystacks #3

    Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 10:19 PM EDT

    Im sure going to a prep school on Compton improved his reputation. eh ya right junior.

  • Michael R. #4

    Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 1:25 PM EDT

    Thanks for all the new info!


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