Interview with Ricky Watson of Grosse Pointe North

8 May

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Ricky is a 5’10”, 165 lbs junior poing guard who attends Grosse Pointe North High School and competes on Team Indiana for AAU.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some athletes you model your game after?

Ricky Watson: Trey Burke, and Keith Appling.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How do you feel your high school season went?

Ricky Watson: My high school season was alright, (10-11) [record]. We took a bitter first round loss to Lakeview in the first round of districts but we battled a lot of injuries this season including myself.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some skills you have and areas of your game that are coming up?

Ricky Watson: My best asset is I’m very crafty, I can get to the basket whenever & I have a strong mid range shot. My jump shot extended out to the three-point line is getting better & my ability to react quickly to what the defense gives me.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How do you think this AAU season is going to shape out for you?

Ricky Watson: I think it’s going to shape out good. I hope I can rack up some more interest and hopefully an offer.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some goals of your this off-season?

Ricky Watson: Just to get stronger and more explosive.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What can scouts expect out of you and your team this summer?

Ricky Watson: They can expect me to play hard, and give my all every possession. And to win a lot of games.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some schools you dream of playing for?

Ricky Watson: Michigan State. Growing up that is the only school I watch.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some intangibles you have?

Ricky Watson: Just very intense competitor, and I hate losing!!

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What schools have shown interest in you so far?

Ricky Watson: Northwood, U of D [Mercy], Iowa State, has sent me mail. Findlay and Bowling Green.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How do you see your skills translating to the college game?

Ricky Watson: I play pretty fast up temp pace. I think it would translate pretty well.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What makes you different from other point guards with similar skills of yours?

Ricky Watson: I ‘m fearless! I’ll never back down from any challenge.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What will go into picking a school for you?

Ricky Watson: Atmosphere, how the coaches treat me, and will I be successful the next four years.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What will a coach and a program be getting out of a player like you?

Ricky Watson: Hard work and dedication. Knowing I will give my all every time I’m on the court.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Expectations for next high school season and remainder of AAU season?

Ricky Watson: To win a district title, and make all state. And hopefully get an offer from a good mid-major school.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What role do you see yourself playing in college?

Ricky Watson: Hopefully I can come in as a staring PG, but if not just play my role until it’s time.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What is a fun/interesting fact about you?

Ricky Watson: I like to ski.

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Follow Ricky on Twitter: @SlickRick_

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