Recruiting Report: Anton Watson (2019)

High School

Posted On: 12/5/17 5:28 PM


Gonzaga Prep star Anton Watson commits to Gonzaga University…

Watson is a 6’7 forward out of Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Washington.

This is as exciting of news as you are going to get for the first member of the 2019 recruiting class. Watson was the Greater Spokane League MVP this past season, and he led G-Prep to a third-place finish in the Washington State 4A Tournament.

Watson still has two full years of high school ball left to play, and there is a good chance that you will start to hear his name quite a bit more often as he finishes out his high school career.

What is truly impressive, and necessary, is that Watson is one of the few elite-level players coming out of Spokane in quite some time. It is imperative for the Zags, in the same way it is for most schools, to make sure they lock down their hometown heroes often, and early.

Watson still has plenty of growing to do in his body, and he has plenty of time to do it as well. He stands at 6’7 already, and if he grows a couple of inches over the years, you can expect to see him slide over the power forward position.

Watson projects as a ‘4’, or power forward, at Gonzaga. He has great instincts on the court and is a strong finisher. He plays primarily inside at Gonzaga Prep, which has placed third at state the last two seasons.

“I think I could play a little ‘3’ and ‘4’, but I definitely need to work on my (outside) shot,” said Watson, who plays receiver on Gonzaga Prep’s football team. “My strength is my IQ, I’ve been playing the game for a long time and I know how to play. I need to get stronger and get my perimeter game up.”