• Jfd

    If C-watt can improve his rebounding and D this year he’ll be 1st round. His O is solid.

  • Best part of the interview is his confidence and knowing he needs to take a leadership and mentor role. I would have liked to hear about what he and the other players discuss, do they talk about being #1, how close are they during the offseason, etc but it was pretty good.

  • ace132

    not to knock Cwat, love his game, but hes not NBA first round material. gotta have an nba skill: shooting, creating, defense, rebounding. While he is good at all of these, he doesnt excel in any category. paired with his lack of lateral quickness and average hops, nba gyms will pick apart his game. hes gotta play his butt off to be a second round pick. not fair but just what the draft has proven to be. upside over substance

  • HoosierFanaticFromUSI

    I feel like no one is talking about C-Wat this offseason. Everyone is talking about Zeller and Oladipo and the incoming Frosh (for good reason, of course).

    Watford is going to play his buttocks off this year to try and improve his stock. I think he is going to have a HUGE year. We all know how good he can be. He may already be a Hoosier legend because of the shot against UK, but if he isn’t already then he definitely will be by the end of the season. I’m thinking we will see a lot more of the Watford from the 2 UK and 2 MSU games this year.

  • SCHoosier

    He will be motivated ..for sure. Wish he’d been asked about his health..anybody know if his foot problems are healed?

  • chiv86

    Gotta love when people can’t handle other’s opinions and make silly comments like Jacob.

    I would tend to agree with you on most of your point but I think if he improves his mid range game, he could be a great off the bench guy to come knock down shots for a young and up-coming NBA team. He has the range and a good shot from the 3 point line which has been very consistent in the college game, but he will have to be able to get that shot off quicker in the NBA which I think he can definitely work on. He has potential, it comes down to how hard he works on it. He made a huge improvement in rebounding from the 1st half of last season to the end where he started to us his size potential so he has the right mindset in improving himself and listening to the coaching staff.

  • Wow. Those were some long-winded questions. Way to fight through it Christian!

  • Wow. Those were some long-winded questions. Way to fight through it Christian!

  • iufan4life10

    CWat showed me a lot at the end of the first half of the VCU game. I believe IU was down by double digits and he went on a personal 8-0 run to close the half. He was also visibly fired up and pumping his teammates up. If that CWat, playing with emotion, can continue to rebound like he did towards the end of the season and shoot well again IU will be in a very good position.

    I watched the NYE IU-OSU game again yesterday and before injuring his foot in that game he was tough to defend. I hope that he gets some run on the wing this coming season and continues to guard multiple positions to prove he is quick/long enough to guard on the wing.

    CWat shoots the ball well enough and has a high enough release that he can be a shooter in the NBA. If he rebounds at a high rate this season he could possibly move up to late first round to early second round.

  • 888

    I agree. Theres room in the NBA for 6’9″ shooters. The Pacers could use one. I do think he has to be consistent though to be a first rounder.

  • 888

    I agree. Theres room in the NBA for 6’9″ shooters. The Pacers could use one. I do think he has to be consistent though to be a first rounder.

  • JGP

    Agreed. Video could have been titled “An offseason update with the person interviewing Christian Watford”

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’d argue that you just made the point for why he SHOULD be a first round guy. Granted, I will agree his athleticism leaves something to be desired, but the guy is an extremely efficient shooter from 3 point range, and he definitely has that clutch gene. Bradley Beal was drafted on his ability as a shooter right? He shot 37 or so percent from 3 this year? Watford shot 44.

    A team like… Hmm… Chicago, could REALLY use a 6’9″ dead eye shooter who thrives when the spotlight hits him, whether that be in an iso situation or on a kick out.

  • FreeAgentID

    Go Christian!