Height: 6'9"
Weight: 230lbs.
Class: Freshman
City/State: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Mountain Brook HS
Experience: High School


Five-star recruit who signed scholarship papers with LSU in May 2019 … Considered one of the most accomplished high school players in Alabama high school basketball history … Played basketball for Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama … He led Mountain Brook to three consecutive Class 7A state championships (2017, 2018, 2019) … Ranked 16 in the country by Rivals and 19 by 247Sports and ESPN … Averaged 23.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 blocks during his senior season … Finished his career with 3,567 points, ranking among the top 10 in AHSAA history and set an AHSAA career record with 1,909 rebounds … Played for Coach Bucky McMillan at Mountain Brook … Gatorade POY … Played in the McDonald’s All-America game (10 points, seven rebounds, six assists) and the Jordan Brands Classic (18 points, seven boards) … Was on the A-B Honor Roll at Mountain Brook.

Born on Nov. 9, 2000, in Birmingham, Alabama … Right handed … Parents are Ernest and Belinda Watford … One brother, Christian; One sister, Elise … Christian played for the Indiana Hoosiers and went on to play professionally … Anticipated major at LSU is interdisciplinary studies … Likes to play Fortnite to relax and “chill with family” … Enjoys his “relationship with the players and coaches at LSU” … Favorite foods are cheeseburgers and pizza … Favorite NBA team is the Lakers and his favorite pro athlete outside basketball is former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

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