Breakdown: Glynn Watson

One of the more improved and experienced junior guards in the state of Illinois is St. Joe's point guard Glynn Watson. He put on a show recently in a win over a talented St. Rita squad. We take a closer look at his game here.

Glynn Watson continued to show that he's one of the more improved players in Illinois in recent action against St. Rita. The junior point guard spearheaded the offensive effort for St. Joe's in the win.

Last year, Watson seemed to force up bad shots at times and didn't let the game come to him. With another year of experience under his belt, he is much more composed on the court and plays more patient basketball.

Watson was both a distributor and a scorer from the point, netting 26 points and throwing some timely and on-target passes to the interior to sophomore teammate Nick Rakocevic.

He also looked more comfortable in the fast break than before, moving the ball down the floor quickly but under control. Whether he drove to the hoop himself and finished, drew contact and a foul, or found an open teammate, he made the right decision more times than not.

Watson isn't the biggest guy on the floor. He stands about 5'10" or 5'11" tall, so he may have a tough time against bigger and more physical defenders, but Watson understands matchups well and adapts to the defense he faces.

If Watson can hit the weight room and improve his perimeter shot a little more, he could be a guy who sees his stock take a big rise this spring.

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