Miami Heat NBA Draft: Peyton Watson Has The Goods On Multiple Levels
Referring back to Watson’s length, not only can he ignite possessions with steals and fastbreak opportunities, he’s very adept at using that athleticism on the offensive end by creating second chances.
WATSON HAS AN UNEARTHLY ABILITY TO REBOUND IN TRAFFIC
As you begin viewing this possession below, pay close attention to where Watson takes off to collect the offensive rebound for UCLA. The broadcasting team’s reaction speaks for itself.
Watson runs the entire length of the three-point line (NCAA distance is 22 and three-fourths feet), before he extends over the defender for one of his six rebounds to score the putback against California. This is an astronomical athlete who can cover a ton of ground, while checking several boxes that translate into winning plays for his team.
WATSON’S SHOOTING AND BALL-HANDLING ABILITIES ARE ALREADY AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Steering towards Watson’s offensive game, there isn’t much that he can’t already do at his position. While he’s only put up three games in double-figure scoring for UCLA, he exudes confidence and potential as a scorer when he’s on the floor.
Despite that small sample size, he’s capable of handling along the perimeter, as well as being equipped with a confident textbook jumper.
Watson’s jump shot form is very similar to New Orleans Pelicans star forward, Brandon Ingram. His jumper blends a high and uncontainable release with a strong base.
His feet maintain a good shoulder-width distance, which allows the strong base to help maintain good core balance. To close the show, he has great rotation on the shot and a high arch on the release.