Thursday, June 27, 2024

Karditsa Signs American Center Nate Watson

Karditsa has announced their first transfer move for the new season, signing 26-year-old American center Nate Watson. Watson has previously played for ERA Nymburk in the Czech Republic and FMP in Serbia.

Official Announcement:

"Karditsa is pleased to announce the addition of Nate Watson to the men's team roster for the 2024-25 season. The American athlete is the first transfer for the new season and will be a key player for our newly formed team. We welcome Nate and wish him health and success with our team." 

Player Profile:

Nate Watson, born on October 19, 1998, in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, stands at 2.08 meters (6 feet 10 inches) tall and weighs 118 kilograms (260 pounds). As a center, he had an impressive high school basketball career in the USA, earning him a spot in the prestigious Providence College basketball program. Watson played for Providence College for five years, becoming the record holder for most games played in the college’s history with 154 games (101 as a starter). He scored 1,750 points and grabbed 714 rebounds during his college career. In his final season, he averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 28 minutes per game, helping Providence win the Big East Championship and reach the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

Professional Career:

ERA Nymburk (2022-23): Watson started his professional career with ERA Nymburk in the Czech Republic in the fall of 2022. He helped the team secure first place in the regular season and reach the semifinals of the Czech Championship. Watson played 51 games, averaging 15.7 minutes, 9.6 points, and 4.2 rebounds per game. In the Basketball Champions League, he averaged 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game.
FMP (2023-24): Last season, Watson played for FMP in Serbia, participating in both the Serbian Championship and the Adriatic League. He played in 36 games, averaging 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game. His performance helped the team reach the semifinals of the Serbian Championship.

National Team:

Watson won a bronze medal with the USA National Team at the 2019 Pan American Games.

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