Zach Watson

Four-star 2018 SF Zac Watson breaks down offers

Four-star small forward Zac Watson holds five scholarship offers. The 2018 prospect breaks down his recruitment.

One of the top prospects in the state of Texas in 2018 is Zac Watson.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound four-star small forward from Frisco (Texas) Liberty feels like he had a successful junior year and is pleased with where he's at as a player in this stage of his development.

“I feel like I played well, especially for having to play out of position and playing the five, whereas I’ll be a three or four in college,” Watson said. “I averaged 15 or 16 points, eight rebounds and a couple steals or blocks.

“I feel like I use my athleticism well. I shoot well from midrange and I’m working on shooting from three and my ball handling. I’m a very good passer and see the floor well.”

Watson, who holds offers from TCU, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Rice and Tulsa, broke down what he likes about each of them.

TCU: “I’ve been to TCU multiple times just because they’re close and I have a real good relationship with them. It was coach (Jamie) Dixon’s first year and they’re on the come up in the Big 12.”

Oklahoma State: “I like the way they play. They’re very fast and score upwards of 80 points a game. I’ve visited and it seems like a town that loves basketball.”

Arizona State: “I liked ASU when I visited. I like their coaching staff. They’re also a school that likes their basketball and are in a good conference in the Pac-12.”

Rice: “A degree from Rice, you can take that with you anywhere. Their motto is “Rice Rising” and Coach (Mike) Rhodes and staff are fairly new. They’re on the come up.”

Tulsa: “I like coach (Kim) English from Tulsa. He’s the coach I talk to the most. I ask him questions about AAU and high school basketball and he’s a real knowledgeable guy. I like the way they play as well; they play fast in transition and it seems like a fun way to play.”

Watson says that as of now he’s completely wide open, but has an idea of what he’ll be looking for in a school and when he wants to make a decision.

“I’ll go wherever I fit in best,” he said. “I don’t want to get caught up in a big name and then have to sit on the bench. I want to go somewhere I can make an immediate impact, get a good degree, be comfortable with the coaches and fans and be successful.

“I want to be sure where I’m going in the fall, after this last AAU season and before school. Sometime around October or November.”

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