Sport Blazers Sign LSU Forward Trendon Watford To Two-Way Contract
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Theare signing Louisiana State University sophomore Trendon Watford to a two-way contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
LSU's Trendon Watford plans to sign a two-way deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
The 6’9 combo forward flirted with last year’s draft but chose to stay in Baton Rouge last season, registering 16.3 points, 7.4 boards, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals.
Watford’s offensive ability outweighs his defensive prowess. He is described aswhile boasting a 240-pound frame and a 7’2 wingspan.
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Doing a little bit of everything as one of the Tigers’ three key offensive threats as a sophomore, Watford showed the ability to score opportunistically around the rim, exploited slower big man on the perimeter, took smaller forwards in the post, and ranked among the most prolific players in the country converting floaters in the paint. A versatile offensive player, Watford scored in bunches on several notable occasions, but still has room to grow as a jump shooter to round-out his skill set.
Unfortunately, the 20-year-old does have limitations on the other side of the ball.
Holding his own one-on-one more consistently inside than on the perimeter, Watford was still learning how to give himself a cushion against quicker guards and finish plays as a sophomore.
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