Travis Watson

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Travis Watson
Personal information
Born (1981-03-20) March 20, 1981 (age 36)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7.75 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Virginia (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2015
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
2003–2005 Panonios
2005–2006 Fortitudo Bologna
2006–2008 Olimpia Milano
2008–2009 Hapoel Jerusalem
2009–2011 Žalgiris
2013–2014 Lugano Tigers
2014–2015 Steaua București
2015 Lugano Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Travis Watson (born March 20, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player. A 2.03 m tall power forward, he led the 2007–08 Euroleague in rebounds with 9.7 per game while playing for Armani Jeans Milano.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Since 2003 Watson is playing in Europe. For the 2008–09 season Watson signed for Hapoel Jerusalem from the Israeli Basketball Super League.[1] In August 2009 he signed with Žalgiris Kaunas.[2] In July 2010 he renewed his contract and played for Žalgiris until the end of the 2010–11 season.[3] Watson signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk in August 2012,[4] but the contract was terminated after he failed the medical examination. In July 2013, he returned to Italy and signed with Vanoli Cremona.[5] On September 14, 2013, he parted ways with Cremona.[6] Later that month he signed with Lugano Tigers.[7] In the summer of 2014, he signed with CSA Steaua București.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Climamio Bologna 20 2 19.5 .525 .000 .647 7.3 1.1 1.3 .6 8.0 11.3
2007–08 AJ Milano 14 13 25.3 .632 .1000 .443 9.7 1.2 1.9 .4 11.7 18.0
2009–10 Zalgiris 13 12 25.2 .591 .000 .737 9.5 1.5 .7 .7 10.6 16.2
2010–11 Zalgiris 15 10 18.0 .543 .000 .605 4.7 .7 1.0 .5 6.6 6.4

Personal life[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hapoel tabs Euroleague rebounding king Watson
  2. ^ "Zalgiris signs rebounding ace Travis Watson". Euroleague.net. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  3. ^ ZALGIRIS adds size with Samhan, keeps Watson
  4. ^ "Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Travis Watson". Sportando.net. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Vanoli Cremona announced TJ Watson". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vanoli Cremona, TJ Watson part ways". Sportando.net. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lugano Tigers officially sign TJ Watson". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Travis Watsons signed with Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti

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