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Boys basketball player of the week (2/5): Greenhill’s Dillon Watt

Watt scored 33 points while adding six assists, eight rebounds and two steals.

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Greenhill’s Dillon Watt

What he did: Watt scored 33 points as Greenhill beat Southwestern Preparatory Conference North Division co-leader Arlington Oakridge 81-70 on Friday at Greenhill. Watt was 11 for 12 on free throw attempts while adding six assists, eight rebounds and two steals.

Who he is: A 5-foot-9 sophomore point guard. Watt and 5-foot-9 freshman guard Jaxson Thompson combined for 53 points against Oakridge.

Boys Basketball Player of the Week (2/5) Greenhill’s Dillon Watt
Boys Basketball Player of the Week (2/5) Greenhill’s Dillon Watt(Photo courtesy of Greenhill High School)

The stats: Watt is averaging 20.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Watt has helped Greenhill compile a 17-8 record, 3-4 in the SPC. Greenhill will co-host the SPC tournament with Irving Cistercian starting Thursday.

He said it: “Against Oakridge I liked my ability to push the ball up the floor and finish plays and get the ball to my teammates. … In the past year I have worked on my ball handling the most. In my garage I work with a weighted basketball. After you do it for 15 minutes and go to a regular basketball you dribble much faster.”

Coach said it: “Oakridge has guys who are 6-8 and 6-9, but he handled everything they threw at him. In the fourth quarter he took over. … He put on 15 pounds of muscle since last year. In basketball skills he has really improved in ball handling and being a point guard,” – Greenhill coach Joey Sims.

Did you know? Watt started playing basketball when he was four years old and living in Atlanta. He said he started dedicating himself to basketball seriously in the sixth grade. His family moved to the Metroplex four years ago. … Watt’s favorite course in school is math, especially algebra. He plans on majoring in business in college. … Watt’s favorite meal is pan-fried salmon, white rice, broccoli or mixed vegetables and a lime topo chico. … Watt’s favorite athlete is Sharife Cooper, a former Auburn University point guard, because they have similar playing styles. Watt followed Cooper closely when he played in high school at Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern. Cooper played 13 games for the Atlanta Hawks for the 2021-22 season and currently plays for the Cleveland Charge in the NBA G League, where he is averaging 26.2 points per game.

Rick Kretzschmar

Honorable mention

Brooks BahrKellerGJr.Avg. 18.5 ppg as Keller went 2-0.
Cobe ColemanFrisco LibertyG-FSo.18 points in a win over Frisco Heritage..
Donaven DavisWylieGSr.Avg. 19.0 ppg as Wylie went 2-0.
Ryan EarlyColleyville Covenant ChristianFSr.Avg. 20.0 ppg as Covenant Christian went 2-0.
Ron HollandDuncanvilleFSr.21 points in a win over Waxahachie.
Joshua JacksonDenton BraswellF-GSr.Avg. 16.0 ppg as Braswell went 2-0.
Caleb KendallFriscoGSr.Avg. 17.5 ppg as Frisco went 2-0.
Tyran MasonPlanoGJr.Avg. 22.5 ppg as Plano went 2-0.
Karson TemplinLovejoyFSr.Avg. 18.0 ppg as Lovejoy went 2-0.
Nehemiah WeberKeller CentralGSr.Avg. 27.5 ppg as Central went 2-0.

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