|Position||Power forward / Center|
March 20, 1981 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 7.75 in (203 cm)|
|Listed weight||256 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|Pro playing career||2003–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Travis Watson (born March 20, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for Lugano Tigers of the Swiss League. A 2.03 m power forward, he led the 2007-08 Euroleague in rebounds with 9.7 per game playing for Armani Jeans Milano.
Watson played college basketball at the University of Virginia and was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team following his junior and senior seasons.
Since 2003 Watson is playing in Europe. For 2008/2009 season Watson signed for Hapoel Jerusalem from the Israeli Basketball Super League. In August 2009 he signed with Žalgiris Kaunas. In July 2010 he renewed his contract and played for Žalgiris until the end of the 2010/2011 season. Watson signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk on August in 2012, but the contract was terminated after Watson failed the medical examination. He returned to Italy in July 2013, signing with Vanoli Cremona. However, on September 14, he parted ways with the club. Later that month he signed with Lugano Tigers.
When he was thirteen he became a form of a godchild to the Boggs family because his mother had many health issues (and has since recovered) and was unable to care for him. He remains close to the family
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