Watson Named National Player of the Week

Lacey Watson
Lacey Watson

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Edison State Community College freshman Lacey Watson (Davenport North HS, Rock Island, IL) the Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week for February 11-17. 

The 6-foot-5-inch guard/forward has been a scoring machine for Edison State this season. Last week was no different as Watson averaged above 28 points per game on the week to help guide the Chargers to three wins and earn the latest NJCAA DII Player of the Week. 

In three games played, Watson averaged 28.3 points per game, 9.3 rebounds, and had a field goal percentage of 49.2. 

This marks Watson's fifth player of the week honor for his freshman campaign, four of which have come from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). 

The Chargers advanced to being ranked number 16 in the nation in the latest NJCAA DII poll after defeating Clark State Community College, Lorain County Community College, and Sinclair Community College in one week's time. 

The team holds a 22-4 overall record and is 11-3 in conference play. 

With just two games remaining, the Chargers return home for their final regular season game on Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. against Cuyahoga Community College.