Junior forward leaves DePaul after two seasons with the Blue Demons
DePaul hosts top-ranked Orange at 4 p.m. on New Year's Day
Blue Demons and Huskies play at 8 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center
Blue Demons and Cougars are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at Allstate Arena
DePaul goes 11 stops north on the CTA Red Line Wednesday for 7 p.m. start at Gentile Arena
Career Notes: Totaled 57 career games with 15 starts... 15 career games in double-figures... one of two California natives on the roster with senior Krys Faber... the duo played on the same AAU team - the I-Can All-Stars... sophomore Moses Morgan also played in the same AAU program.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Played in all 31 games with eight starts... 14 double-figure scoring games and four 20-point games... attempted at least four free throws in 18 games... averaged 6.8 rebounds per game over last six games... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in conference games only in offensive rebounds (t12th - 2.56 orpg) and rebounding (20th - 5.7 rpg)... eight points, four rebounds, three steals against Connecticut in the BIG EAST Championship first round... 25 points at Syracuse with six rebounds, two steals... 10 points, seven boards, two assists, two steals against USF... eight rebounds and seven points at St. John's... 11 points, six boards at West Virginia... eight points and six rebounds against Cincinnati... 10 points, seven boards, three assists at Marquette... 24 points at Georgetown with eight rebounds... 11 points, eight rebounds at Cincinnati... 12 points against Florida Atlantic... 16 points against Loyola-Chicago... 14 points, four boards against Milwaukee... 10 points at Indiana State... 14 points against Central Michigan with nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots... named the winner of the Jay Goedert Memorial Award as most outstanding player of the DePaul-Northern Illinois game... Goedert was an assistant coach at both DePaul and Northern Illinois that passed away in 2004 at age 44... scored 25 points (6-10 FG, 13-16 FT) with nine rebounds and two assists against the Huskies... 10 points against Stanford... opened season with 21 points (9-11 FG) against Chicago State with four rebounds.
2009-10 (Freshman): Played in 26 games with seven starts... totaled nine rebounds, seven points in first round of BIG EAST Championship against USF... four points and four rebounds at Cincinnati... five points and three rebounds against Louisville... 18 points and eight rebouonds at Seton Hall... seven points at Marquette with three rebounds... six points, three rebounds and two steals at St. John's... eight rebounds and four points against Providence... six points, three boards at Pittsburgh... six points, four rebounds at Florida Gulf Coast... two points and three rebounds at Vanderbilt... grabbed three rebounds with three points and a steal in collegiate debut against Detroit.
High School: Led Fremont to a 17-9 record during senior season... averaged 21.1 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game... two-time first team All-City honoree... named Co-MVP of the Coliseum League... McDonald's All-American honorable mention and San Diego Max aPrep Tournament MVP... played on the summer circuit for the I-Can All-Stars with DePaul teammate Krys Faber... named a Pangos All-American and Reebok All-American.
Personal: Son of Damon Watson and Yolanda Johnson... majoring in Sociology... has brothers, JoNathan, Demarquay, Linky, Freddrick and Uriel... has a sister, Aaquila... relatives Larry Anderson played basketball at Long Beach State, Jerry Evens played at Nevada, Derrick Williams played at Arizona, Victor Rudd played at Arizona State and Laron Armstead played at Loyola Marymount.