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Akil Watson, F, Don Bosco Prep, NJ 1 year 1 month ago #390020

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6’9” kid with great wing span and another NY Lightning player;

“After his first season at Don Bosco the swingman has picked up a few offers, “Akil currently has offers from Seton Hall, St Johns, Nebraska, Stanford, West Virginia, St. Peters, and Quinnipiac,” said Mr. Watson.

Still developing as a player, the 15year old wing has become a force said the father, “Akil is a three guard with a good handle. He can put the ball on the floor and get to anywhere on the court. He can get to the rim, pull for a midrange, or hit the three ball. Akil is a great passer who can easily see over defenders to pass to the open man for an easy basket. Defensively he can guard positions 1-4. With his continued growth and development, he is sure to become a force to be reckoned with.”

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Paultzman wrote: 6’9” kid with great wing span and another NY Lightning player;

“After his first season at Don Bosco the swingman has picked up a few offers, “Akil currently has offers from Seton Hall, St Johns, Nebraska, Stanford, West Virginia, St. Peters, and Quinnipiac,” said Mr. Watson.

Still developing as a player, the 15year old wing has become a force said the father, “Akil is a three guard with a good handle. He can put the ball on the floor and get to anywhere on the court. He can get to the rim, pull for a midrange, or hit the three ball. Akil is a great passer who can easily see over defenders to pass to the open man for an easy basket. Defensively he can guard positions 1-4. With his continued growth and development, he is sure to become a force to be reckoned with.”

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Hopefully Earlington puts in a good word to a fellow Don Bosco kid...

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Akil Watson, F, Don Bosco Prep, NJ 1 year 2 days ago #395056

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Akil Watson (Dom Bosco Prep ’23) is oozing with talent. At 6’8, this multidimensional wing showed his ability to dribble, shoot, pass and defend. “At 15 years old, he’s only scratching the surface of his full potential.”

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Watson held an offer from St. John's and Seton Hall but recently secured an offer from Auburn.

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We always seem to be on the same players with SH, guess it’s because of our schools being close but have to be worried SH coach recruits well

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usguard wrote: We always seem to be on the same players with SH, guess it’s because of our schools being close but have to be worried SH coach recruits well


A bigger problem is being on the same page as Auburn.
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usguard wrote: We always seem to be on the same players with SH, guess it’s because of our schools being close but have to be worried SH coach recruits well


I actually think recruiting is the weaker aspect of Willard's ability as a HC. From the prep ranks, they've landed maybe one top 100 kid the last 4 recruiting cycles (think Myles Cale was a shade in the top 100), despite the last few years being the best run in Willard's 10 years at the Hall. I'm friends with Hall fans and the biggest knock they have on Willard is his recruiting chops. Why the Hall has been solid the last few years is player development and retention. They get kids ranked outside the top 100/150 and turn them into solid or even very good players (like Sandro, or Rhoden), and supplement that with transfers (like Gill, McKnight, and now Aiken). Willard also has a knack of convincing his kids to return to school - he "re-recruits" very well once kids are there, like he did with Powell after his junior year, or Delgado after his junior year (or Sandro now, although I till think they may go the Euro-route if the season is in doubt).

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usguard wrote: We always seem to be on the same players with SH, guess it’s because of our schools being close but have to be worried SH coach recruits well


A bigger problem is being on the same page as Auburn.


Only a rising sophomore, but rated a 5* by Verbal Commits. Listed offers are Auburn, Seton Hall, Nebraska, St. John's.
Well, we were the first to offer. Lol.

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Akil Watson (2023 | Don Bosco Prep, N.J.)
Don Bosco Prep took the floor twice Saturday at Philly Live I. During both games, Watson showcased that his game matched his top-50 recruiting status in the latest edition of the Class of 2023 Rivals150. Watson lives on the offensive glass; this, coupled with his unwillingness to take plays off, makes him a menace to opposing teams who aren’t committing to boxing out. Another impressive feature of his game is his handle in the open floor. He was comfortable running the length of the court every time he got the ball in transition. Every chance he got he displayed advanced awareness on the fast break, finishing at the rim himself, or setting his teammates up for easy scores. The 6-9 five-star has a dizzying number of pursuers, most notably Auburn, UConn, Seton Hall, St. Johns and Georgetown. 

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