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#11 Giordan Watson
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Southfield, Mich.
High School: Birmingham Groves HS
Other College: Bridgton Academy (Maine)
Giordan Watson
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Release: 09/14/2006

All-MAC selection the last two seasons, including first team last year ... enters final campaign ranked in four categories of the CMU career record book — 11th in points (1,255), third in steals (145), and sixth in assists (351) and three-pointers made (135) ... preseason MAC Player of the Year by Athlon Sports and Lindy’s preview magazines. 

COLLEGE

2006-07:  First team All-MAC selection ... twice named MAC West Division Player of the Week (January 8 and February 26) ... ranked second in the MAC in scoring and 47th nationally with 18.8 points per game ... MAC’s leading scorer in conference action with 19.8 points per game ... named to the all-tournament team at the MAC Tournament after scoring a career-high 34 points in a first-round win over Buffalo (3/7/07) and 12 in a loss to Akron (3/8/07) ... scored 1,000th career point on a free throw with 2:45 remaining in the first half against Miami (1/24/07) ... shot .825 from the line which ranked fifth in the MAC and 83rd nationally ... ranked among the MAC leaders in seven categories: second in scoring (18.8), sixth in assists (4.16), fifth in free throw percentage (.825), eighth in steals (1.65), 10th in three-point percentage (.386), seventh in three-pointers made (2.06), and eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.09) ... ranked among the top 10 in CMU single season history in five categories: seventh in points (582), eighth in three-pointers attempted (166), seventh in three-pointers made (64), tied for sixth in steals (51), and tied for 10th in assists (129) ... became just the second player in CMU history to record 500 points and 125 assists in a season (James McElroy) ... led CMU in scoring 20 times and assists 26 times ... had three 30-point games and 13 20-point outings ... dished out a season-high nine assists against San Diego (12/2/06) ... went 12-for-16 from the line in a win over Bowling Green (1/27/07) ... hit seven three-pointers at Wisconsin-Green Bay (12/9/06), which ties for fifth most made in a game in CMU history ... held to single digits just three times, including a season-low two points in the season opener against Youngstown State (11/8/06) ... had six steals against Bowling Green (1/27/07) which tied for sixth most in a single game at CMU ... started 30 of 31 games played. 

2005-06:  Honorable mention All-MAC selection ... averaged a team-high 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and a team-high 4.4 assists per game ... MAC averages climbed slightly to 14.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assist per game ... ranked 11th in the MAC in scoring (13.8), fifth in assists (4.43), tied for eighth in steals (1.54), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.08), and 14th in free throw percentage (.762) ... in MAC games, ranked seventh in scoring (14.6), fifth in assists (4.44), 10th in steals (1.44), tied for 14th in three-pointers made (1.44), and 13th in assist/turnover ratio (1.08) ... scored in double figures a team-high 20 times ... drained a team-best 41 three-pointers ... handed out 124 assists on the year, five shy of CMU’s single season top 10 ... played a MAC-high 37.8 minutes per game ... led CMU in scoring a team-high 13 times and assists a team-high 23 times ... had CMU’s top scoring effort of the season with a career-high 30 points against eventual champion Kent State (1/7/06) ... notched five 20-point games ... grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Akron (1/18/06) ... handed out a career-high 13 assists at Eastern Michigan (2/1/06) for the top single-game effort in the league during the year ... went 11-for-12 from the line at Buffalo (1/21/06) while tallying 25 points ... 43 steals on the year were six shy of making CMU’s single season top 10 ... played 128 out of a possible 130 minutes over a three-game stretch, including 48 minutes in a double-overtime game against Western Michigan ... scored in double figures and dished out at least five assists in every Chippewa win ... scored a team-high 20 points in MAC Tournament loss at Ohio (3/6/06). 

2004-05:  Played in all 28 games while starting all but one (senior night) ... averaged 10.3 points per game overall and 9.6 in league play ... ranked fifth in the MAC in steals (1.82) and 11th in assists (3.5) ... 51 steals tied for sixth on CMU’s single season chart ... shot 82 percent from the line and would have ranked in the top five in the MAC but didn’t have enough attempts (55-for-67) ... led the team in scoring three times, rebounding twice, and assists 16 times ... scored in double figures 13 times with three 20-point games ... scored a season-high 22 points in the regular season finale at Bowling Green (3/5/05) ... dished out a season-high nine assists on two occasions, including first collegiate game at Evansville (11/19/04) ... hit five three-pointers against East Tennessee State (12/7/04) ... poured in 21 points in back-to-back home games against Ball State (2/3/05) and Toledo (2/6/05) ... among MAC freshmen, ranked first in steals, second in assists, and fourth in scoring. 

HIGH SCHOOL — Attended Bridgton Academy prep school in Maine for one season after graduating from Birmingham Groves High School ... starting point guard at Bridgton and averaged 13 points, three rebounds, six assists, and four steals per game ... received team’s leadership award ... named honorable mention Class A all-state by Detroit News and Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and second team All-North and honorable mention All-Metro by the Detroit Free Press at Birmingham Groves in 2003 ... averaged 20 points as a senior and 15 points as a junior ... high school coach was William Norton, prep school coach Whit Lesure, and AAU coach Durand Walker. 

PERSONAL — Born Giordan Lee Watson on October 24, 1985, in Detroit, Michigan ... nicknames are G, Stack, and G-WAT ... parents are Willie and Gina Watson ... majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing ... lists Isiah Thomas as sports hero and father as nonsports hero ... wears a size 10 shoe ... has teamed with several Division I players in high school and prep school, including Vova Severovas (Wright State/Oakland) at Groves High School and Robert Vaden (Indiana/UAB), Rahshon Clark (Iowa State), Khalif Ford (Illinois State), and Sam McMahon (Delaware) at Bridgton Academy.