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Earl Watson

Earl Watson
NameEarl Watson
PositionPoint guard
Height Ft6
Height In1
Weight Lb195
Birth DateJune 12, 1979(age 37)
Birth PlaceKansas City, Kansas
High SchoolWashington HS (Kansas City, Kansas)
CollegeUCLA (1997 2001)
Draft Round2
Draft Pick39
Draft Year2001
Draft TeamSeattle SuperSonics
Career Start2001
Years1 |team1=Seattle SuperSonics
Years2   |team2=Memphis Grizzlies
Years3 |team3=Denver Nuggets
Years4   |team4=Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
Years5 |team5=Indiana Pacers
Years6   |team6=Utah Jazz

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Earl Joseph Watson, Jr. (born June 12, 1979 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Watson is a graduate of Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas. In his senior year of high school he averaged 23.4 points, 8.3 assists and 13.2 rebounds per game.

A 6 ft 1 in, 195 lb point guard, Watson was selected in the second round (39th overall) by the SuperSonics in the 2001 NBA Draft. He was a starter in college at UCLA, at one point playing alongside future NBA All-Star Baron Davis. They were the first two freshmen to start at UCLA since the 1979 season. A four-year starter, Watson started the most consecutive games in the history of UCLA basketball. In the 2007 08 NBA season, Watson averaged 10.7 points and 6.8 assists with the Sonics.

On February 6, 2008, Watson recorded his first-ever triple-double in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Watson logged 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes. It was Seattle's first triple-double since Ray Allen registered one on January 28, 2004, against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Watson's father is African American and his mother is Mexican American. Because his maternal grandparents were born in Mexico, Watson is eligible to play for the Mexico national basketball team. Watson's foundation "Emagine" is five years old, impacting the youth of his hometown Kansas City, Kansas.

On July 17, 2009, Watson was waived by the Thunder. He signed with the Indiana Pacers on July 28, 2009.

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