Glynn Watson Making Name For Himself

Guess what? Former Illini point guard Demetri McCamey has a younger brother, and he plays point also. Glynn Watson doesn't have his older brother's size and strength, but he has played point guard all his life and can both score and set up teammates for easy buckets. And he has three more years to refine his game prior to college.

Glynn Watson has benefitted from older brother Demetri McCamey's experience as a point guard. The former Illinois star helps his young sibling learn tricks of the trade.

"It's good because he pushes me every day. He tells me different things, like to work hard and do my best. When we go to the gym, he fouls me hard so I can get stronger. He does drills with me also."

Demetri and middle brother DeAndre McCamey have both influenced Watson.

"I've learned from watching both of my brothers. I watched their games when I was smaller."

Illinois Wolves head coach Mike Mullins has coached all three and predicted Watson will be the best of the three. Does he agree?


Watson can score, but he thinks of his teammates first.

"The best part of my game is passing. I'm a pass-first point guard. I don't score unless I have to. That's how I've been all my life, passing the ball to get my team into it."

Legendary St. Josephs of Westchester coach Gene Pingatore is bringing him along slowly.

"I played with the sophomores last year. I did okay. I need to keep working on my game. I want to improve my shooting and my left hand."

Pingatore is building for a year or two from now when he will have one of the best teams in the state. At least, he will be loaded with guards.

"Yes sir. Me, Joffery Brown from Meanstreets, Brad Sims and Jordan Ash will all be sophomores. And we've got two juniors, Paul Turner and Kareem Simmons."

Ash also plays point guard, and Brown and Turner could play there if necessary. When they are all in the game, who plays point?

"If I start there, I'll play the point."

Watson is much shorter than his brothers; he will need a growth spurt to reach 6'-0". But he has a quality pedigree that will be attractive to numerous colleges before his high school days have ended.

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