Miami basketball addition of four-Star wing Christian Watson big with 2022 losses

Feb 14, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

Christian Watson, a four-star wing prospect from Washington D.C. has committed to the Miami basketball program. Watson, a Class of 2022 prospect, is six feet six inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. According to 247 Sports, Watson said “I feel like Miami is a great program and a great fit for me.”

The Hurricanes are losing forwards, Sam Waardenburg and George Mason transfer, Jordan Miller, guards Kameron McGusty and DePaul transfer Charlie Moore, and center Rodney Miller Jr. after this upcoming season. and will look for Watson to have an immediate impact on the floor. Guard Isaiah Wong could potentially leave.

“I feel like I can come in and get a lot of playing time as a freshman although nothing is given. I like the idea of coming in right away and playing a huge role in the ACC under coach (Jim) Larranaga,” said Watson.

Watson is committed to trying to bring an NCAA title to Miami, a team that has not seen tournament action since 2018 when they were bounced in the first round by Cinderella story Loyola-Chicago. Watson has even tried to recruit other high-level prospects from around the country.

Watson is the first 2022 commit for the Miami basketball team. The Washington D.C. St. John’s prospect is committed to helping the Hurricanes staff secure more players for 2022. Miami needs a strong 2022 recruiting class with the losses that are coming after this season. Watson is committing to helping recruit.

"“Mainly working on getting some big men to come.”"

Watson should fit in nicely with the Hurricanes next season, a team that will be without five players from the 2021-22 season. He is a good finisher around the rim and also has a solid jump shot from the mid-range. Watson can also hit the three, something that Miami has struggled with over the past few seasons.

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The Hurricanes basketball program should certainly profit now that college athletes can profit off of their own name, image, and likeness (NIL). Watson is just the first of potentially many Class of 2022 basketball stars to take their talents to South Beach next winter.