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Watts Basketball is proud to have over a dozen of our trainees in College playing basketball! Our players continue to dominate the headlines this year from both College and High School levels. Special Congratulations to our West Seattle High School team for making it to State and Coach Keffrey earning Coach of the Year! We are happy to have had the opportunity to get in the gym this season and get the team prepared for a successful season. We are excited to continue to work with WSHS and can’t wait to see what next year holds.

We are so proud of the hard work our athletes have put in and are excited to share their successes with you. Watts has players from out home community of West Seattle to New Orleans that continue to excel and surpass their own expectations. We dedicate this newsletter to all our high school and college trainees that continue to prove hard work and dedication pays off. Watts Basketball is actively looking for serious players and families that dream of achieving what these individuals have on College and High School levels. If you are serious about doing what it takes to achieve your dreams of playing College basketball Watts is here to get you there.  Inquire here or email info@wattsbasketball.com for more information on College Prep workouts and Evaluations. 

Keep Up With Watts High School and College Trainees- Check out some of our trainee accomplishments this year. More to come! 

Sydney Riley-Portland State University 

  • Named “Player of the Week” two weeks in a row
  • 3rd Team All Conference
  • Leading the Country in field goal percentage for her position

Erik Thomas-University of New Orleans

  • Named Player of the Week in Southland Conference
  • Named Player of the Year in Southland Conference

Tony Miller-Seattle Pacific University 

  • SPU’s second leading scorer and re-bounder
  • Averages 20 points per game
  • 2017 GNAC Freshman of the Year

DJ Fenner-University of Nevada 

  • 2nd Team All Conference

Owen Friend-Overlake High School 

  • Conference Player of the Year
  • Named MVP for 1A Emerald City League

Lewis Pope-South Whidbey High School 

  • 1st Team All Conference
  • Player of the Year Runner Up

Mechelle Nisbet-Chimacum High School 

  • Named Olympic 1A MVP

Abbie Rathbun-Moses Lake High School 

  • 1st Team All Conference
  • Defense Player of the Year


A Bitter Sweet 16

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The 1998 NCAA Sweet 16 tournament was one that Husky fans will never forget. Exactly 18 years ago the Huskies were on the basketball court playing in the Sweet 16 tournament against UCONN for a spot in the Elite 8….

Watts Basketball Skills and Development League

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Watts Basketball is excited to announce the start of our Skills and Development League for kids Grades K-12! We will be hosting the league Saturday’s at the Bush School with our kick off Introductory Clinic Saturday March 25. When signing…

32 intangible benefits of attending Watts Basketball Camp

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At Watts we see basketball as a vehicle to a healthy and successful lifestyle for youth. Below are 32 intangible benefits your child will get out of attending a Watts Basketball Camp. Enjoy!  Ability to get along with other Good…

what kids learn at camp will benefit them for life

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Sign Up For SUMMER CAMP!  Experiences like basketball camps bring out remarkable transformations in a child’s life. At camp children learn foundational principles they will rely on as adults, such as: Working together Building independence and Gaining self confidence Having…

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  Slick Watts: Former Seattle Supersonic , Seattle Times Man of the Year, J. Walker Kennedy Citizenship Award Donald Watts: Former UW Husky, Gatorade State Player of the Year, University of Washington MVP, High School All America, Washington State “Mr. Basketball”…

art of shooting

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Art Of Hoops When someone seeks to improve their game simply because they just love improving, that to me is what an artist is and what the Art of Hoops is about. When your priority is the day to day…

3 most important tips for youth coaches

Are you volunteering to coach a team this season and looking to make that a great experience for the parents,players and yourself? A lot of volunteer coaches have the best intention at heart, but when the season comes often things…

Tips 9-12

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Tip #9 Write Your Big Goals Down What I mean by this is not necessarily writing down goals associated with tryouts, but just your general big goals that  you want to accomplish this season. What this does is it sets…

Tryout Tips 5-8

Tip #5 Develop Your Basketball Legs What are basketball legs? When basketball season comes you’ll find out! The game of basketball requires: Sliding, low lateral movement; Sitting position; Lots of hops; Forward movement ; Side to side movement; Backward movement;…

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Tip #1-How To Guarantee Your Spot A lot of players spend their preseason just working on arbitrary skill sets and then they go into try outs and find everyone is doing the same thing. What we suggest is developing your skills in…