Watson playing for the Jazz.
|No. 17 - Portland Trail Blazers|
|Born June 12, 1979 |
Kansas City, Kansas
|Listed height 6 ft 1 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight 199 lbs (68 kg)|
|High school Wsshington |
(Kansas City, Kansas)
|College UCLA (1997-2001)|
|NBA Draft 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Playing career 2001-present (19 years)|
|1997-2001 UCLA Bruins|
|2001-2002 Seattle SuperSonics|
|2002-2005 Memphis Grizzlies|
|2005-2006 Denver Nuggets|
|2006-2009 Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2010-2011 Indiana Pacers|
|2010-2013 Utah Jazz|
|2013-present Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Earl Joseph Watson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Watson is a graduate of Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas. His senior year of high school he averaged 23.4 points, 8.3 assist and 13.2 rebounds per game.
A 6'1&", 195 lb. point guard, Watson was selected in the second round (39th overall) by the SuperSonics in the 2001 NBA Draft. He was a starter in college at UCLA, at one point playing alongside future NBA player Baron Davis. They were the first two freshmen to start at UCLA since the 1979 season. A four-year starter, Watson started the most consecutive games in the history of UCLA basketball, also being number one all time in steals over his career. In the 2007–08 NBA season, Watson averaged 10.7 points and 6.8 assists with the Sonics.
On February 6, 2008, Watson recorded his first-ever triple-double in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Watson logged 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes. It was Seattle's first triple-double since Ray Allen registered one on January 28, 2004, against the LA Lakers.
Watson's father is African American and his mother is Mexican American. Because his grandparents were born in Mexico, Watson is constantly rumored to represent the men's Mexican National basketball team in international play. Watson's foundation "Emagine" is five years old, impacting the youth of his hometown Kansas City, Kansas.
On May 17, 2009, Watson married actress Jennifer Freeman. They are expecting their first child together in October 2009.Template:Fact
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Watson gets first career triple-double to help Sonics finish off Kings
- ↑ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2007-06-12-richardson-mexico-cover_N.htm
- ↑ http://www.kckps.org/spotlight/0407spotlight.pdf
- ↑ http://www.indystar.com/article/20090717/SPORTS04/90717080/1088/Point+guard+agrees+to+one-year+deal+with+Pacers