Chippewas Sign a Point Guard

The Central Michigan University basketball program received some good news this week. A point guard whom the Chippewas had been targeting has made his decision. He will join the CMU team by way of Bridgton (Maine) Academy after attending high school at Birmingham (Mich.) Groves.

Birmingham Groves head coach Bill Norton told the Detroit Free Press last March that Giordan Watson was the best point guard in the state after he scored 32 points and dished out five assists to lead the Falcons in a 76-67 upset win over powerhouse Pontiac Northern.

Chippewas Insider has learned that the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Watson recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Central Michigan University.

He comes to CMU after spending this past season at Bridgton Academy in Maine, where he led the Wolverines to a 27-7 record.

Noted for his extreme quickness and great ball handling skills, Watson averaged 20.6 points per game for Groves High School last year. He teamed with Vova Severovas (Wright State) to lead the Falcons to a 20-4 record and the Oakland Activities Association Division II Championship.

Watson scored a total of 494 points in that 2003 season. He also tallied 113 assists, 78 steals, 81 rebounds and connected on 40 three-point field goals. Watson was named Class A All-State (honorable mention) by the Detroit News.

He joins center Drew Walker (7-1, 265) of Port Clinton (Ohio) High School in CMU's 2004 recruiting class. The Chippewas have two scholarships remaining and could sign another point guard to bolster their backcourt.

Chippewas Insider will have more on this breaking news later this week.

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