"This summer I played okay, but I think I could have played better," said Watson. "I turned the ball over a little bit too much, but my team did pretty good. I am looking forward to next summer and my school season already."
When it comes to Watson trying to grow as a player, he says there are several areas he is focusing on.
"I am just trying to get stronger and quicker," said Watson. "Also I am working on my left hand and my jump shot. I am also trying to improve as a vocal leader."
Recruiting wise numerous schools continue to stay in close contact with Watson.
This past weekend Watson was at Purdue's Elite Camp, and he has been a top target of the Boilermakers for quite a while.
"My relationship with Purdue is pretty good," said Watson. "They check up with me a lot. Purdue has a good coaching staff and I like them. It is a great program, a great academic school, and just a good place to be. I know they didn't have a great season last year, but I expect them to be pretty good this year."
Illinois and coach, John Groce, tracked Watson fairly closely this spring and summer, and Watson says there is a lot to like about the Illini.
"They have a good coaching staff," said Watson. "I like how they play, and Coach Groce's style of play. Also they have great academics and playing in the Big Ten would be great."
For now Watson is just working through the process. He says a return visit to Purdue for their football game against Notre Dame is in the works, but nothing is set in stone yet.
Currently when Watson talks to coaches he says he is looking for a few different things.
"I look for a school where I can fit in and get better," Watson explained. "When I talk to a coach I want to see if he tells me what I want to hear or if he tells me the truth. That is something that is important to me."