Megan Watson’s leadership helps Strawberry Crest’s girls on the basketball court.
When Strawberry Crest’s girls basketball team needs a bucket, it turns to Megan Watson. The senior helped the Chargers get off to a 2-1 start to the season averaging 22 points per game and most notably put up a monster stat line at Spoto on Nov. 22: 30 points, nine steals, seven assists and two blocks. Watson is also getting ready to finalize her college plans and is excited to take her game to the next level.
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This season’s started off pretty well for you and your teammates. How do you think things will go from here?
I think things are gonna go really well. We’ve been working together. We’ve got a true point guard this year. It should just get better from here.
What makes this team different from the others you’ve played with here?
We’re a lot closer. We work together more on and off the court. And we have a real point guard, so we don’t have to worry about somebody up there getting scared with the ball. All our plays just run really smoothly.
How have you changed your game in the last year?
My shot percentage. I’ve been putting up a lot more shots than I did and I’ve been getting really good at passing, too.
What are your personal goals for this season?
I really want to make a name for myself so I can go to college and get a free education, of course, but I also want to set more goals for myself and be better for my team.
Are you getting more attention from colleges now than you did last season?
Yes, I have some offers and I’m committing real soon.
I’m not going to ask you for a hard commitment right now, that’s up to you whenever you’re ready, but which schools are in the running?
Daytona State and Florida State College at Jacksonville.
How do you set a good example for the younger Chargers who will be here after you’re gone?
I just do what I’m supposed to do. I don’t play around when I get on the court. I’m serious and I try to lead as best as I can vocally. I’ve been leading by example more this season.
What’s the best advice your coach (La’tosha Lewis) has given you?
Don’t take anything for granted because it could be your last game. Every game, I think that and I just go out and play the best I can.
What’s your proudest moment as a Charger?
My 1,000th point. I got it last season, in like the middle of the season.
Which games are you most looking forward to this year?
Yes, Armwood and (Tampa Bay) Tech.
Tech beat you all in the season opener, so that’s gotta be a revenge game. But Armwood?
Armwood beat us last year but this year, we’re a lot better. They’ve been talking. We’ve been talking. It’s gonna be a good game.