Sunday evening San Diego State received a nice boost to its perimeter rotation, as former San Francisco point guard Devin Watson announced that he’ll join the Mountain West program. Watson, a native of Oceanside, California, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 campaign.
As a sophomore at USF Watson averaged 20.3 points and 4.9 assists in just over 34 minutes of action per game, shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from beyond the arc.
When Watson becomes eligible for competition, the Aztec backcourt could also have Jeremy Hemsley, Trey Kell and Missouri transfer Montaque Gill-Caesar, giving head coach Steve Fisher a formidable perimeter attack to call upon. The Aztecs may not be done in the transfer “market” this spring, as they’re one of the schools being considered by former Washington State center Valentine Izundu.
Izundu, who originally was not granted a release to San Diego State, is also considering Fresno State and UNLV. And as a grad student, Izundu will be eligible to compete immediately.