The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Paul Watson from their G League affiliate, the Raptors 905, per team official release.
Road To The Six @_PWJiii is our new 2-Way player!- Raptors 905 (@Raptors905) January 15, 2020
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So who is Paul Watson? Here are some fast facts on the Raptors' latest signing...
Paul Watson was born on Dec. 30, 1994 (25 years old) and is from Phoenix, Arizona.
Watson played four years at Fresno State, averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
As a freshman, he was named Mountain West Conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 10 points per game. His senior year, he averaged 11.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Watson went undrafted in 2017 but joined Toronto's Summer League team that summer. He then took his talents overseas.
He just recently finished up a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks where he appeared in two games, playing a total of 17 minutes. He went 0-for-7 from the field in those minutes, but dished out three assists to go with one rebound and one steal.
Watson signed with BG Göttingen of the German Basketball Bundesliga but was released after one game where he had six points and two rebounds.
G League experience
Watson was selected with No. 5 pick of the 2017 NBA G League Draft by the Westchester Knicks. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in his first season in the G League.
In 2019-20, Raptors 905 acquired his rights from the Westchester Knicks and he averaged 18.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game on 46.7% (43-for-92) shooting from 3-point range.