Getting to Know Pickerington Central grad/Dayton Flyers guard Ibi Watson

Ibi Watson
Ibi Watson UD BKB He & Jalen Crutcher taking over games in clutch Close games mentality On young players getting PT 1 11 21.mp3

  • POSITION Guard
  • HEIGHT 6-5
  • CLASS Redshirt Senior
  • HOMETOWN Pickerington, Ohio
  • HIGHSCHOOL Pickerington Central

2019-20 (Redshirt Junior)
• Played in all 31 games (one start), and averaged 10.1 points a game
• The one start was against Grambling when Jalen Crutcher was out, and Watson erupted for 30 points (8-12 FG, 4-5 3-pt., 10-10 FT) and was named A-10 Player of the Week
• Shot ..393 (46-117) from three-point range, and ..845 (49-58) from the line
• Was named the winner of the Thomas Luppe Award, which goes to UD’s top newcomer

2018-19 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Sat out the season due to NCAA underclassman transfer restrictions 
• He will have two seasons of eligibility for the Flyers 

2016-18 (Freshman – Michigan)
• Played first two college years at Michigan
• Played in 19 games as a freshman 
• As a sophomore, part of Michigan team that made a run to the NCAA Tournament Championship Game 
• Played in 26 games as a sophomore, including a Big 10 and NCAA Tournament run
• Recorded a career best seven points against North Carolina during the ACC/Big 10 challenge in November
• Shot 38.9 percent from the field as a sophomore along with 32.3 percent from the three point line
• Had more steals than personal fouls in sophomore year

High School
• Played first two years of high school basketball at Athens High School, averaging 17.5 ppg
• Was a high school basketball teammate of Joe Burrow at Athens High
• Played last two years of high school at Pickerington Central, averaging 19.2 points per game
•  Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team (2016), honorable mention (2015) at Pickerington Central
• Associated Press Division II All-Ohio third team (2014), honorable mention (2013) at Athens
• Played at Pickerington Central High School under coach Eric Krueger

• Full name is Ibrahim Davis Watson-Boye
• Son of Molly Watson
• Majoring in General Studies
• Born in Atlanta, GA., but attended high school in Ohio
• Ran AAU with All-Ohio Red

Ibi Watson driving past Mississippi State defender (courtesy Dayton Media Relations)


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