The outstanding lead guard for the Flint Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers is officially off the board. Denzel Watts, who has been an impact player since his freshman season at C-A, will play college ball for UAB and its new head coach Jerod Haase. He made the announcement on Thursday at C-A.
A friend and newly-named head coach at Flint Powers, Jeremy Trent, thinks Watts is the best point guard to come out of Flint since Mateen Cleaves. And while that sentiment is certainly debatable, what isn’t is that Watts is about as ready for college as any guard I’ve seen in high school. The kid is a tanker truck of a guard (sort of like Mateen in that way) and can shoot the lights out from 3-point range.
You can forgive Trent for being so high on Watts after he bludgeoned Trent’s Swartz Creek team last season for 38 points (Trent’s team still got the win, though).
Watts is one member of a 2013 class in the Flint area that is nothing short of spectacular. He is the second of the Big Four to commit. Beecher’s Monte Morris committed to Iowa State this summer while Swartz Creek’s JD Tisdale and Flint Northern’s Richie Lewis remain uncommitted (Lewis has plans to attend a North Carolina Prep School for his senior season).