"I just stayed mentally tough and I just did whatever it took to get the championship," said Watson of the performance.
On back to back possessions the Wolves looked to Watson down the stretch when they were down, and each time he stepped up. For Watson it meant a lot that his coaches had that kind of faith in him.
"It tells me that I am somebody that you can depend on and that I can be a leader at all times," said Watson. "I love my team."
Recruiting wise the 5-foot-11 Watson is sitting on one offer with several more schools showing major attention.
Purdue has had some significant success recruiting the Illinois Wolves program in the past, and Watson says it is great to have an offer from them.
"It means a lot to have that offer," said Watson of Purdue. "They have a good program and when I went down there it was an intense game so I like that school."
As of right now Watson has no intention of making any kind of early decision, but he does have a pretty good idea of what he will be looking for in a school.
"Academics is the most important thing," said Watson. "Also the coaching, how I fit in, and how I would do in their system."