- Denzell Watts
Denzell  Watts


Flint, Mich.

High School:
Carman-Ainsworth High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235



Senior Season (2016-17)
• Drew starts in 19 of the 31 games in which he appeared
• Entered the starting lineup in the second game of conference play and remained a starter for the duration of the season
• Averaged 21.1 minutes per game and scored 6.7 points per game
• Was second in Conference USA with a .443 three-point field goal percentage
• Finished second on the team with 47 three-pointers made
• Shot 50.0 percent or better from three-point range in 15 different games
• Ranked third on the team with a .788 free throw percentage
• Scored a career-high 19 points and hit a career-best five three-pointers at FIU (Jan. 21)
• Had 12 points on four three-pointers and collected five rebounds in a win at North Texas (Jan. 5)
• Scored 11 points and hit a pair of three-pointers in a win over Florida Atlantic (March 2)
• Ended his career with 13 points and made two three-pointers against Louisiana Tech (March 9)

Junior Season (2015-16)
• Played in all 33 games and drew one start
• Averaged 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game
• Finished fourth on the team with 55 assists
• Scored a season-high 15 points, had six assists and was 6-for-6 from the field in a win over UTSA (Jan. 7)
• Had six assists and three rebounds in a victory over Hiwassee (Dec. 22)
• Hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points in a win over Seattle (Dec. 13)
• Registered 11 points and three assists in a victory over North Texas (Jan. 23)
• Ended the season with a .373 three-point field goal percentage

Sophomore Season (2014-15)
• Played in 34 of 36 games
• Scored in double figures five times
• Was third on the team with 68 total assists
• Combined for 15 points and seven assists in two games during the 2015 NCAA Tournament
• Averaged 18.3 minutes per game as UAB's back up point guard
• Came off the bench to score 12 points vs. WKU (Feb. 19)
• Scored in double figures in back-to-back games with 10 points at UTEP (Jan. 29) and a career-high 17 points at UTSA (Jan. 31)
• Went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and 5-for-7 from the field against UTSA (Jan. 31)
• Scored 10 points vs. Louisiana Tech (Jan. 15)
• Went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the win vs. UNC Asheville (Dec. 14)
• Made his first start of the season against Morehead State (Dec. 4)
• Played the most minutes of his career (30) vs. ULM (Nov. 15) in season opener

Freshman Season (2013-14)
• UAB's backup point guard in his first season with the Blazers
• Stepped up during Conference USA action, when he averaged 19.5 minutes per game against league opponents
• Averaged 3.5 points per game to go along with 1.8 rebounds per contest
• Aas fourth on the team in assists with 42 total
• Scored in double figures in back-to-back game against Southern Miss (11 pts.) and Tulane (10 pts.)
• Registered five assists against Old Dominion (Jan. 30)
• Played a career-high 26 minutes at FIU (Feb. 6)
• Played 20 minutes or more 13 times, including 12 games in Conference USA play
• Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field in UAB's win against Southern Miss
• Scored 10 points off a 4-for-6 shooting performance against Charlotte in the 2014 Conference USA Championship
• Hit two 3-pointers and scored nine points in UAB's win at Marshall (Feb. 20)
• Scored the first points of his UAB career against Troy (Nov. 14)

High School
• Played for head coach Bob Root at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Mich.
• A two-time Michigan First-Team All-State selection - the first player in his school's history to accomplish two-straight first-team honors
• First-Team All-Conference in his senior season and was a Mr. Basketball Finalist in the state of Michigan
• A 2013 McDonalds All-American nominee
• Team went 17-4 and won the Saginaw Valley League South Division
• Averaged 20 points, six rebounds and six assists as a junior
• Averaged 19.6 points, four rebounds and four assists in his sophomore campaign on his way to being named an honorable mention all-state selection

Denzell Watts was born on Aug. 10, 1994 in Flint, Mich. ... parents are Maurice and Demetra Watts ... has two brothers - Maurice (25) and Devin (10) ... majoring in communication.