Rocket Watts has been on a tear this year partnering Lamelo Ball in Spire Institute’s back court, and recently exploded for an impressive 64 point performance against Saint Edward in a 122-86 win for Spire. Rocket Watts has been the Robin to Lamelo Ball’s Batman all season long so now it is time to pose the question, will Rocket Watts play in the NBA on day?
Rocket Watts is averaging a very impressive 24.2 PTS, 2.6 REB, and 6.0 AST on the year for Spire and is already a Michigan State commit. Rocket is rated as a 4 star recruit, so he is not considered the best of the best, but he is. He may not have had the attention he deserved before Lamelo came to play with him, but he has shown that his combination of speed, shooting, and defense have proven him to be good enough to get NBA looks. He still has another crucial year ahead of him, but at this point it is looking good for Rocket Watts.
Michigan State commit Rocket Watts scored 64 points tonight with 15 3-pointers.— Northeast Ohio HS Sports (@NEOhsAthletics) January 27, 2019
SPIRE defeats St. Edward 122-86. pic.twitter.com/2aUMBIqtfU
Looking forward to next year, Rocket Watts will have to head to college and show that he is able to dominate at the next level to prove he is worth an NBA look. If I were to speculate, it would be impressive if he could average around 15 PTS, 2 REB, and 4 AST on the season for Michigan State and would at least put him on NBA teams radar.
What do you all think of Rocket Watts, is he just a teammate of the amazing Lamelo Ball, or is he a superstar in his own right? Do you expect to see Rocket Watts in the NBA, or will his career end after college? Let us know in the comments!
Do you expect to see @RocketWatts in the NBA one day?— Colin Keefe (@colinkeefe12) February 13, 2019