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Honoring The Great Scorers In North Texas Basketball History - Calvin Watson
Was inducted into the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016...In 2007, Watson led North Texas to a Sun Belt Conference championship and its second NCAA Tournament appearance, scoring a team-leading 15.7 points per game...Was the MVP of the 2007 Sun Belt Tournament after hitting six 3-pointers in a 24-point performance in a tournament-final win over Arkansas State, and earned third-team all-Sun Belt honors that season...In that historic season, Watson shattered the school record for career 3-pointers (208) and 3-pointers in a season (90), and finished his career ranked 13th in school history with 1,253 career points...Scored 533 points in 2006-07, the 17th-highest season in program history...His career best was 28 points, against UT-Pan American in 2004-05 and against Troy in 2005-06...Is tied for sixth-best in North Texas history with a career 3-point percentage of 39.1...Played in 95 games for the Mean Green started 84 games during his career.
Led North Texas to just its second NCAA Tournament appearance with a team-leading 15.7 points per game scoring average ... 2007 Sun Belt Tournament Most Valuable Player after hitting six 3-pointers in a 24-point performance in the tourney final win over Arkansas State ... Shattered the school record for career 3-pointers (208) and 3-pointers in a season (90) ... Finished his career ranked 10th in North Texas history with 1,253 career points (11.8 PPG) ... Scored 533 points in 2006-07, which is the 16th highest scoring season in program history ... Posted three games in 06-07 with six makes from downtown ... 227 3-point attempts in 06-07 are second only to Chris Davis' 229 ... Tied for 6th in NT history with a career 3-point percentage of 39.1 ... 531 career 3-pointers, which ranks 3rd in NT history ... All-Sun Belt third team selection in '06-07 ... Scored 13 points in the NCAA Tournament game against No. 2 seed Memphis ... Started 28 games in 2006-07 and 84 for his career.
Started 19 of 27 games played ... Entered the season as the top-returning scorer from the previous year's team and closed out the year with seven straight double-figure scoring games to give a final average of 9.8 points per game ... Scored in double figures 10 times, including two games with at least 20 points, and has now scored in double figures 36 times during his career ... Finished the year ranked third on the team and 29th in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring ... Averaged 10.0 points per game in conference only games ... A dangerous threat from beyond the arc, Watson hit multiple three-point field goals in 10 games during the 2005-06 season and in 17 of 28 games as a sophomore ... His 118 career three-pointers are the most of any player on the team and also the seventh most in school history ... Scored 22 points against NCAA-Tournament qualifier Texas A&M and poured in a career-high 28 points in a road victory over Troy ... His career-high 28 points against Troy are the most by a North Texas player in a single game since the 2002-03 season ... Made six three-point field goals in the game to tie the 10th most in school history for a single game ... Pulled down a career-high 84 rebounds, recorded a career-best 11 blocks and tied his single-season best for steals with 26 ... Ranked third in rebounding among players returning for the 2006-07 season ... Led North Texas in scoring five games, including NT's game against Arkansas-Little Rock in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament ... Led the Mean Green in field goal percentage (at least 7 attempts) in four games, in steals four games, in free throws made three games, rebounding twice and blocks twice.
Played in all 28 games and started 24 times as he finished the year as the team's second leading scorer with 11.3 points per game ... Scored a career-high 28 points in the Mean Green's victory over UT-Pan American, which is the most by any North Texas player since the 2002-03 season ... Scored in double figures 18 games and reached 20 points five times ...Ranked sixth in the Sun Belt in three-point field goal percentage, seventh in free throw percentage, 10th in three-point field goal's made and 21st in scoring ... Hit multiple three's in 17 of 28 games in 2004-05 and in 25 of 48 career games. He made a career-best six shots from beyond the arc at UTPA in 04-05 ... 402 3-FG percentage tied the 10th best in school history for a single season ... Led the Mean Green in scoring four games, steals four games, rebounds two games and assists two games.
Underwent surgery on a broken left foot before the first game which caused him to miss the first 11 games of the season ... Came back to play in the final 16 games of the season and actually became the first true freshman at North Texas to start 13 or more games ... Averaged 8.3 points per game and scored in double figures seven times, including a career-high 17 points against New Orleans in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament ... Also grabbed a career-best six rebounds in the same game against the Privateers ... Posted a team-best .410 three-point percentage on the season.
Played for coach Craig Maura ... Was named the District 17-5A Newcomer of the Year as a junior and helped lead the Houston-Madison Marlins to the second round of the playoffs ... First-team all-district selection as a junior, averaging 19.5 points, five rebounds, five steals and four blocks per game ... Texas Hoops places him among the top 40 players in the state ... District MVP senior season ... Averaged 16.9 points, six rebounds and two assists per game while earning first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Was a team captain.
Born on June 10, 1985 in Birmingham, AL ... Son of Deborah Watson.