As A Junior: Saw action in just one game in 2011-12, playing three minutes vs. Southern Illinois (12/22/11) in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic... Missed the last 18 games of the season due to various injuries... Granted a permanent medical exemption on May 8, 2012, thus ending his college playing career.
Junior College: Rated as the No. 43 prospect in the junior college ranks by JucoJunction.com... Played one season at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kan., in 2010-11... Helped the Tigers to a 25-8 overall record and a tie for second place in the Jayhawk East Conference with a 14-4 mark... Team lost in the Region VI semifinals to Seward County Community College, 71-67... Played in 29 games... Averaged 10.4 points on 48.8 percent (121-of-248) shooting, including 33.3 percent (10-of-30) from 3-point range, with 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 0.8 assists per game... Connected on 53.3 percent (49-of-92) from the free throw line... Ranked second on the team in rebounding and blocked shots and third in scoring... Scored in double figures 16 times, including three 20-point games... Scored a season-best 24 points (9-of-15 field goals) against Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa on Nov. 18, 2010... Posted four double-doubles on the year, including a 22-point, 12-rebound effort against Seward County (3/6/11) and future K-State teammate Jeremy Jones in the Region VI semifinals... Claimed a season-best 12 rebounds against Murray State College (12/11/10) and Seward County (3/6/11)... Posted a season-best five blocks against Highland Community College (12/1/10)... Offers from several schools, including Georgia State and Oklahoma State... Coached by Tommy DeSalme.
At Washington State (2008-10): Played two seasons at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., from 2008-10, redshirting as a true freshman in 2008-09... Helped the Cougars to a 16-15 overall record, including a 10th place finish in Pacific-10 play with a 6-12 mark, as a redshirt freshman in 2009-10... Saw action in 29 games with no starts... Averaged 1.8 points on 50 percent shooting (23-of-46) with 1.8 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game... Scored in 15 games, including a season-best seven points against Oregon State (1/2/10)... Posted six points against K-State (12/5/09) on 3-of-3 field goals with three rebounds in 12 minutes... Tallied five points, season-high five rebounds to go with one block against Washington (2/27/10) in 12 minutes... Played a season-best 14 minutes against Arizona State (2/4/10)... Had four points and four rebounds against Oregon (12/31/09)... Chipped in six points against Portland State (12/19/09)... Coached by Ken Bone.
High School: A three-year lettermen at Stringtown High School in Atoka, Okla. ... Led the school to a pair of Class `B' State Championships.... Named one of the preseason `Super 5' by the Daily Oklahoman as a senior... Was nominated for McDonald's All-America honors... Twice selected first team all-conference as well as to the state all-tournament team as a junior and senior... Averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds as a junior, guiding the squad to a 26-4 record in 2006-07... Named to the state all-tournament team after averaging 18 points... Twice selected first team all-tournament at the Tournament of Champions... Served as team captain as a senior... Coached by Bryan Dobbs.
Personal:James Lamont Watson was born April 10, 1990 in Tulsa, Okla. ... Parents are Ronnie and Annette Watson... Adopted at age 14 by the Watsons... Has nine siblings between biological and adopted families, including four brothers, David, JaVante, Jerome and Matt and five sisters, Candise, Charisma, Kayla (deceased), Kiara and MeMe... Sister, Kayla, played basketball at NCAA Division Southwestern Oklahoma State... She died in a car accident in 2005... Has her name tattooed on his left arm... Major is undecided.