The Creighton Bluejays got their point guard from the future, but it came at the expense of one of the more interesting mid-major programs in the country. Former Boston University guard Maurice Watson Jr. announced on Twitter over the weekend that he would be headed to Omaha for the fall and will be eligible for the 2015-16 season.
I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to Creighton University!! BIG EAST ME!!💯🏀🏀🏀!! the work… http://t.co/Rc1y6lphyw— Maurice Watson Jr. (@ReeceWatson10) April 13, 2014
Watson was a first-team All- Patriot League selection this year after averaging 13.3 points and 7.1 assists for the regular season champs. He led BU to the conference tournament championship game in its first season in the Patriot League where they fell to American University.
This is the type of move Watson was planning to make when it was announced he would be moving on from Joe Jones' Terriers, saying that he wanted to play on a bigger stage. A top-100 recruit coming out of high school, Watson was lightly recruited due to his size but has since shown the college basketball world that he is more than capable of putting up numbers in a power conference.
This is also a good move for Creighton as they look to move on from a senior class that had perhaps the best college basketball player of the last decade in Doug McDermott and a cast of supporting players that helped them move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East for the 2013-14 season. According to Verbal Commits, the Blue Jays will have lost key cogs McDermott, Grant Gibbs, Ethan Wragge, Jahenns Manigat, Austin Chatman, and Will Artino. Watson gives them a building block for the 2015-16 season.