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 ... was 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 (1/30) ... played a career-high 26 minutes at FIU (2/6/14) ... 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 (2/20) ... scored the first points of his UAB career against Troy (11/14).
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.
Coach Haase on Denzell
"He handles the ball very comfortably, so he can play the point but also either of the wing spots as well. He also has a presence about himself, and he is very, very tough. Throughout his career he's been a big-time scorer. That means he can shoot the three-pointer and knock down mid-range shots."