Endless Motor Sports had the privilege of speaking with 2018 4star guard Torrence Watson, the #93 player in the country per Rivals. The Whitfield (MO) standout speaks on the high school season, describes his game and provides an update on where he’s at with the recruiting process.
I. High School Season
EM: How are things going for Whitfield so far from a team and individual standpoint?
TW: This year has been different considering we lost 6 seniors, with 3 of them playing a significant amount of minutes. The year has had it’s ups and down but overall we have been doing well as a team. I think I’ve been able to step up and fill the role as one of the leaders of our team.
— Victory Views Video (@VictoryViewsVID) February 6, 2017
II. Self Analysis
EM: Can you describe your game for those that aren’t familiar?
TW: I’m a big, athletic guard that can score on all three levels. I think that the best part of my game is the ability to score and create my own shot whether it is transition or half court.
— Bazzell Pure Sweat (@ABPureSweat) January 28, 2017
EM: What offers do you currently hold?
TW: Butler, Iowa State, West Virginia, Bradley, UNLV, Mizzou, SLU, Jacksonville State, Kansas State, Tulsa, DePaul, Texas A&M, Marquette, Creighton
EM: Which schools are showing interest that haven’t yet offered?
TW: Notre Dame, Illinois, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Purdue, Texas, Northwestern, Cal, Vanderbilt
EM: Which schools are recruiting you the hardest/do you hear from the most?
TW: Creighton, Mizzou, SLU, Kansas State, Butler, Marquette, Iowa State
EM: Any visits line up?
TW: No, not at the moment.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family during the recruiting process when making the college decision?
TW: 1) Great school environment 2) Quality relationships with coaches 3) A good fit for me
Torrence Watson with 40 tonight in a 65-62 win over a tough Pattonville team.
— Scott Newlin (@NewlinScott) January 25, 2017
IV. Season Goals
EM: What are your goals for the rest of the season for both the team and yourself?
TW: I would like to be able to lead the team back to the state finals. We went last year and we are hoping to make a push to go again. I want the younger guys on the team to be able to have the same opportunity and experiences I had last year from the state run. This year I not only want to go to state, but win. I also hope to become a better player and leader through the high school season and translating that into the aau season.
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