Christian Watford may not be the most raved about player entering the 2013 NBA Draft, but he was great for the Indiana Hoosiers, even in his senior season when Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo seemed like the only two talked about players on this team.
Who knows if Watford will make it in the NBA, but who wouldn’t want his three-point shot on their team? This past season, Watford shot 48.4 percent from behind the arc, which ranked him in the top 10 in the country. This resulted in 60 made threes on the year. Not bad for a player that is 6’9”.
Even with a stacked team, he managed to put up 12.3 points per game and grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game. As good as Watford was from behind the arc, though, he shot worse from the field at 43.2 percent.
Indiana sure could have used some more threes out of Watford in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, as he only made four and the Hoosiers lost in the Sweet 16. I am sure if Watford would have gotten more looks from deep, though, that would have been the case. However, he still managed to average 10.3 points per game in the dance, which was a little under his season average.
Still, Watford played four great years for Indiana, with his sophomore year being his most productive when it came to scoring (16 PPG). He witnessed some good and bad times with the Hoosiers, but he still finished his career off with Indiana strong.
We can only hope for the best for him when it comes to him playing in the pros or whatever he plans on doing with the rest of his life. Whether the case, if it wasn’t for Watford this season, who knows where this team would have been.
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