Position
Forward
Height
6'9
Weight
235 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Birmingham, Ala.
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
High School
Mountain Brook HS

All-SEC Freshman Team, 2020
All-SEC First Team, 2021
SEC All-Tournament Team, 2021
All-Louisiana First Team, 2021

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020-21)
Improved in his second season with the Tigers, averaging 16.3 points a game and 7.4 rebounds to go with 2.9 assists per game. In 17 league games, averaged 15.9 points and 7.8 rebounds … Averaged 34.6 minutes per game … Made 170 field goals, shot 48.0 percent from the field with 18 treys … Started 58-of-59 career games over two seasons … Nine games of 20 points or more this season … Career high of 30 points in the SEC Championship game against Alabama (3/14) … Made 13-of-23 field goals with a trey and three free throws … Also had eight rebounds, two assists and two steals … Hit 10 field goals with 10 rebounds in a 26-point performance at Kentucky (1/23) … Six double doubles for the year … 13 for his two years at LSU … In three games at SEC Tournament was 28-of-48 in three games at SEC Tournament, scoring 63 points … Seven games with four assists or more … Watford finished sixth in the league in scoring average and fifth in points scored at 457 … Fifth in the league in rebound average and league leader in defensive rebound average at 5.71 … Fourth in the league in minutes per game at 34.6 … Fourth in the SEC in field goal percentage.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2019-20)
Had a good freshman season starting 30 of 31 games, averaging 13.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game … Averaged 31.5 minutes a game … Season high of 26 points at Vanderbilt (2/1) with 22 points at Texas (1/25) and 21 points versus Arkansas (1/8) … Seven double doubles … Best rebound game was 15 against Alabama (1/29) … Had eight games total of double figure rebounds … 157-of-321 from the field of 48.9 percent, sixth in the SEC … Made 18 treys … While he finished 89-of-132 at the line (67.4%), he raised his free throw percentage from 56 percent after non-conference play in December … Coach Wade and Trendon would shoot free throws after every practice and shoot around to get a consistent form down, needing to make 22-of-25 and 9-of-10 at the end to avoid repeating the drill at another goal … Watford shot 56-of-74 from the line in the 18 league games or 75.7 percent … Averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in the league games (3rd in the league games only rebound standings) … Overall was 20th in the league in scoring and sixth in rebounds … 10th in league in offensive rebound average at 2.1 and seventh in defensive rebounds (5.1).

PRIOR TO LSU
Five-star recruit who signed scholarship papers with LSU in May 2019 … Considered one of the most accomplished high school players in Alabama high school basketball history … Played basketball for Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama … He led Mountain Brook to three consecutive Class 7A state championships (2017, 2018, 2019) … Ranked 16 in the country by Rivals and 19 by 247Sports and ESPN … Averaged 23.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 blocks during his senior season … Finished his career with 3,567 points, ranking among the top 10 in AHSAA history and set an AHSAA career record with 1,909 rebounds … Played for Coach Bucky McMillan at Mountain Brook … Gatorade POY … Played in the McDonald’s All-America game (10 points, seven rebounds, six assists) and the Jordan Brands Classic (18 points, seven boards) … Was on the A-B Honor Roll at Mountain Brook.

PERSONAL
Born on Nov. 9, 2000, in Birmingham, Alabama … Right handed … Parents are Ernest and Belinda Watford … One brother, Christian; One sister, Elise … Christian played for the Indiana Hoosiers and went on to play professionally … Major at LSU is interdisciplinary studies … Likes to play Fortnite to relax and “chill with family” … Enjoys his “relationship with the players and coaches at LSU” … Favorite foods are cheeseburgers and pizza … Favorite NBA team is the Lakers.

Top Career Scoring Games
1.   30, vs. Alabama (SECT), 3/14/21
2.   26, at Kentucky, 1/23/21
26, at Vandy, 2/5/20
4.   24, vs. Ole Miss (SECT), 3/12/21
24, at Saint Louis, 11/28/20
6.   23, vs. South Carolina, 1/16/21
23, vs. Arkansas, 1/13/21
8.   22, vs. Nicholls, 12/26/20
22, at Texas, 1/25/20
10. 21, at Ole Miss, 1/9/21
21, at Florida, 1/2/21
21, vs. Arkansas, 1/8/20

Single Game Highs
Points – 30, vs. Alabama, 3/14/21
Rebounds – 15, vs. Alabama, 1/29/20
Assists – 9, vs. SIUE, 11/26/20
Steals – 3, 7 times
Blocks – 3, vs. Michigan, 3/22/21
FG Made – 13, vs. Alabama, 3/14/21
FG Attempts – 23, vs. Alabama, 3/14/21
3 FG Made – 2, 10 times
3 FG Attempts – 6, at Alabama, 2/15/20
FT Made – 10, vs. Louisiana Tech, 12/6/20
FT Attempts – 2, vs. Louisiana Tech, 12/6/20

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