Nuggets Rookie Peyton Watson Has Signed With Jordan Brand
UNITED STATES — Denver Nuggets rookie Peyton Watson, who was selected the 30th overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022 NBA Draft (he was then traded to the Nuggets) has signed a deal with Jordan Brand.
The shooting guard / small forward joins a star-studded roster of players signed to Jordan Brand, including Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero (see it here), Hornets Mark Williams (see it here), Houston Rockets Joshua “JayGup” Christopher (see it here), Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.
The Beverly Hills, California – native attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California, joining the varsity team as a freshman. He averaged 23.2 points and eight rebounds per game, earning Moore League MVP honors. He was named to the rosters for the McDonald’s All-American, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit.
Watson was a consensus five-star recruit, one of the top small forwards and the highest-ranked player from California in the 2021 recruiting class. On July 27, 2020, he committed to playing college basketball for UCLA over offers from Arizona, Gonzaga, Michigan, Oregon and Washington. He was frank with the Bruins coaching staff that he intended to be a one-and-done player, leaving for the NBA after one year in college.
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