Glynn Watson Jr. – Guard - Junior
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Watson enters his third season with Nebraska as one of the few veteran players on the squad and the only Husker player to appear in every game over the past two seasons. The two-year starter is leading the team, averaging 14.3 points over seven games this season.
Watson put up 21 points in the team’s opener against Eastern Illinois, shooting 8-of-10 from the line. After Watson’s ability to hit clutch free throws saved a 72-68 victory over EIU, Miles said that Watson has more to offer and will do so with more playing time this season.
“I didn’t think Glynn had a great night,” Miles said looking to Watson’s 6-of-14 shooting from the field. “Then you look at the stat line and the kid had 21 points and three assists. I think we’ll get better out of him.”
Most recently, Watson found one of those “great nights,” at least in the first half, as the junior hit his first seven shots and put up 18 points in the first 20 minutes to help the Huskers take a 22-point lead at one point. Watson also posted six steals in the win, and showed that he can impact the game in other ways on top of his season-high 26 points.
Although Watson hit some offensive rough patches and had some issues with foul trouble, finding a rhythm with fellow guard James Palmer Jr. could have an explosive effect on Nebraska’s offensive efforts.