Mississippi State adds 4th transfer in Big Ten combo guard, Detroit native
Mississippi State has bolstered its roster with the addition of Rocket Watts, a Michigan State transfer and combo guard.
He is the fourth transfer for the Bulldogs this spring and the second addition in the last few days. Earlier in the week, the Bulldogs added NC State transfer Shakeel Moore.
On Instagram, he wrote, “Trust The Process💫Never give focus on hate I receive I could achieve more than they can dream!! #ThankGod #1K #HailState🐶 Let’s Get It 🚀”
The Detroit Free Press reported that the 6-foot-2 Detroit native averaged 7.7 points in 22.6 minutes during his sophomore season, making just 33.6 percent from the field and 25.3 percent from the 3-point line. Watts shifted roles throughout the season and struggled to make the transition to point guard, averaging 2.7 assists to 1.6 turnovers in his 28 games. He asked out of the position midway through the season, though coach Tom Izzo continued to use him there but with less frequency.
The Bulldogs finished 18-15 and failed to make the NCAA tournament, though coach Ben Howland’s squad advanced to the National Invitation Tournament championship game before losing to Memphis.
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