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On Friday afternoon, Southern Miss starting guard Gabe Watson announced he will be entering the transfer portal.
Respect it 🖤 pic.twitter.com/QhQ3DBlN8q
— Gabe Watson (@Gymratgabe11) April 10, 2020
The sophomore led the Golden Eagles in scoring (13.1 ppg), assists (3.4 apg), and minutes (35.6 mpg) this past season.
The news is a huge blow to Coach Jay Ladner’s team that went 9-22 during the 2019-20 campaign.
Without their best player, the Golden Eagles will be heavily reliant on incoming Pearl River Community College transfer Tae Hardy. Hardy was an All-American for the Bobcats, averaging 16.6 points per game.
It will be interesting to see if Watson has his sights set on Mississippi State with the recent departure of Nick Weatherspoon. Watson has two years of eligibilty remaining.