2019 - G - Mark "Rocket" Watts (Offer)


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This is actually a bit surprising to me. I would have guessed we were maxed out on small guards for a while


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Isn’t he a huge state lean?


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If he’s truly a PG, 6’2" (with potential to grow) is not small. There’s also always the possibility of attrition so you have to keep recruiting replacements these days.


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Seriously deep range on his jump shot. Athletic as well. His videos don’t show a lot of passing.


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He’s much more of a scoring combo guard than a point guard right now IMO.


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Would you say the same about Eli and David?


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Junior year highlights. While Beverly might have the better ceiling between the two, I like Watts a lot and actually think he would be the better fit in Beilein’s offense (which is why I think Beilein is prioritizing Watts more right now).


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Any scout tapes out there? Highlight tapes are fun and all but don’t generally deliver a complete picture. As for the Watts vs Beverly debate, I was not impressed with Beverly’s attitude and effort the one time I saw him live this year. Also, while college success is not directly correlated to HS success it is a bit concerning that he isn’t even the best player on his own team. Bryce Washington is a very nice player and a division 1 kid in his own right but you would think if you’re a guard who’s as highly regarded as Beverly that he’d be option 1. I think it’s different when you’re talking about bigs who haven’t developed yet. Maybe I’m wrong but definitely not sold on Beverly in the admittedly minimal amount I’ve seen him play.


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I haven’t followed recruiting that closely lately, but I also like the fact that Watts has a 2020 teammate who appears to be REALLY promising, assuming he continues to put in the work.


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Jackson has been to Michigan for three unofficial visits since October (according to 247), so hopefully that’s a good sign


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Yeah, the word is that Jackson really likes Michigan. I believe the same is true of Scooby Johnson in 2020 as well.


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The 2020 class in general seems to all like Michigan. I know Jalen Terry up at Beecher has been here multiple times as well, although last I checked Beecher struggled this year (hopefully more a result of losing Malik Ellison than Terry’s play). Even Weems seems to be showing more interest as of late even though he’s been pegged as a Sparty lock for over a year now. I remember for the Ohio State game, pretty much all of the top guys in 2019 and 2020 visited.


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I’ll say that I watched Flint Beecher play U of D and i completely forgot that Jalen Terry was on the team. JB was also there to watch Dejulius and Terry and I wondered why he had stayed through the whole Flint Beecher game, so I looked up their roster and thought “Oh shit I forgot Jalen Terry went there”. He basically made no impression to me when I actually watched the game…


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Flint Beecher really missed Malik Ellison who went to EMU and EMU was the only D1 school to offer him a scholarship. Ellison is small but can score in bunches.


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MSU 247 moderator has put in a crystal ball for Watts to Michigan


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Correct me if I’m wrong as I haven’t been following 2019 recruiting very close yet, but is Watts not considered a combo guard? Would he be a similar player to Brooks and Dejulius?