Played in 23 games, making four starts ... logged a shooting percentage over 50% for the season, going 73-of-144 from the field ... shot 71% from the free throw line (66-of-93) ... finished tied for second on the team in rebounding, averaging 4.1 boards per contest ... was the Utes' fourth-leading scorer at 9.2 points per game ... logged his first Div. I double-double at BYU (Jan. 30), tallying team highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds ... scored double digits 12 times and was the team's leading scorer four times ... transferred to Utah from College of Southern Idaho prior to the 2009-10 season.
Prior to Utah
College of Southern Idaho (2008-09)
Transferred to the College of Southern Idaho prior to the 2008-09 season ... played in 30 games, making 27 starts ... scored double figures in 28 out of 30 games, including 20+ points eight times ... logged career-high 29 points against Colorado Northwest (Feb. 28) ... led CSI in minutes per game (33.0) ... was the team's second-leading scorer with 16.1 points per game, which ranked third in the Scenic West Athletic Conference ... led the SWAC in field goal percentage (.607; 182-of 300) ... CSI's third-leading rebounder with 7.6 boards per contest, which ranked fifth in the SWAC ... recorded 59 assists, made nine blocks and 27 steals ... shot over 60% for the season (182-of-300) ... was the third-leading scorer in the Scenic West Athletic Conference ... second-team All-SWAC.
University of San Francisco (2006-07)
Named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman squad after averaging 6.2 ppg. and 3.5 rebounds per game ... shot a solid 49.4% from the floor, which he improved to 54.3% during league play ... started his career at USF strong with 17 points in debut vs. Sonoma State and 14 in win at Sacramento State, 10 coming in the second half ... scored 10 points on 5-7 shooting vs. UNLV ... racked up 10 points in 12 minutes (5-5 FG) in loss at Pacific ... equaled his career-high in home win over Loyola Marymount, scoring 17 points in 20 minutes and hitting 8-of-10 shots from the floor ... scored eight points, 4 rebounds in WCC tournament loss to San Diego.
Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds at Hamilton High in Memphis, helping lead them to a 39-0 record and a No. 7 national ranking ... scored 29 points with 14 rebounds in state title AAA game win over Shelbyville Central, 76-75 ... Hamilton became the first Memphis team in 31 years to finish a season unbeaten ... named state MVP, all-District, all-region and state all-tournament team ... four year starter for the Wildcats.
Jay Watkins is the son of Laura Smith and Joseph Watkins ... born in May of 1988 in Memphis, Tenn. ... has a three-year old son, Jaybrien Jordan Watkins, born Dec. 23, 2007 ... majoring in Consumer and Community Studies.