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Peyton Watson NBA Draft Predictions, Stats, Profile & Highlights

Larry Rupp
Peyton Watson NBA Draft profile, stats, highlights & prediction.
Peyton Watson NBA Draft profile, stats, highlights & prediction. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

There's no shortage of young talent in the 2022 NBA Draft, and that includes UCLA's Peyton Watson.

Watson figures to hear his name called on draft night, but the real question is whether he makes his way into the first round or not.

Here's everything you need to know about Watson ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.

Peyton Watson Mock Draft 2022

Yahoo! Sports predictions are from Raphielle Johnson's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Kyle Boone's latest mock draft. Bleacher Report's projections are from Jonathan Wasserman's latest mock draft.

Yahoo! Sports: Toronto Raptors (No. 33)
CBS Sports: Sacramento Kings (No. 49)
Bleacher Report: Golden State Warriors (No. 51)

Peyton Watson NBA Draft Stock & Projection

Round 2
- Toronto Raptors (No. 33) - 1
- Sacramento Kings (No. 49) - 1
- Golden State Warriors (No. 51) - 1

All three of the highlighted mock drafts project Watson to be selected in the second round. The 19-year-old is the type of player that every team could use given he lines up to be a big wing capable of handling the ball. That's not a common combination to have in today's NBA, so look for Watson's name to be floated from team to team this week.

Peyton Watson Stats

2021-22 UCLA Bruins (Freshman)
- 3.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks, 0.9 turnovers, 0.2 3-pointers, 12.7 minutes per game. 32.2% field goal, 22.6% 3-point shooting.

Watson never found his footing during his sole season at UCLA, coming off the bench in 32 games. His defense did stick out, though. Watson averaged 9.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.9 blocks per 40 minutes and had a few dazzling blocks with his 7-foot wingspan. The fundamentals are there, which means the right coaching staff could help Watson become a future starter.

Peyton Watson Height, Wingspan & Age

All height, weight and workout information is from
- Age: 19 years (born 2002)
- Height: 6'8"
- Weight: 203.4 lbs
- Wingspan: 7'0.5"

Peyton Watson Highlights

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