The 9th Annual ArizonaPreps.com Fall Showcase was held this past weekend on the campus of
The Cornell Basketball Blog recently had an opportunity to discuss Watt’s college recruitment status with a source close to the situation. Our source, who attended the Showcase, confirmed what we previously reported, Watt already has visited the Cornell campus. He also confirmed that Cornell was Watt's "first choice" and clarified that Watt has an "offer" to join the Cornell basketball program contingent upon acceptance by admissions to the University. At this time, Watt is waiting for his Cornell admissions application to arrive in the mail. The 3.8 GPA student has over 1400 on his SAT and took the test again last weekend to improve his admissions profile.
Watt certainly has other Division I options besides Cornell. Our source informs us that Watt has actual scholarship offers from
As a junior at Desert Edge, Watt stuffed the stat sheets. He averaged 11.6 points on 74% (117/158) shooting from the floor. He also hit 23 of 41 for 56% of his three point attempts, while grabbing 6.9 rebounds and blocking 4.1 shots per game. ArizonaPreps.com (of the Rivals.com network) ranks him the #9 prospect in the state for all position areas. In addition, Scout.com ranks Watt among the top centers in the
Our source further commented that "Watt will be going down some levels [in basketball] to go there [Cornell and the Ivy League]...If he played with the top AAU program out here called the Arizona Magic instead of the Arizona Premier, he would have been [at a higher level]. Cornell should feel very fortunate." In explaining Watt's college intentions, our source noted that Watt highly values the quality of the Cornell/Ivy League education and the opportunities it creates after college basketball.Below, some photos from Watt's campus visit to Cornell.