March 8, 2011

Watt Earns Third Team All-Conference Recognition

CORPUS CHRISTI -

Senior forward Demond Watt of the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's basketball team has collected Third Team All-Southland Conference honors, it was announced today. It is the second consecutive year that Watt has earned all-conference recognition from the league.

The Chicago native finished fifth in the league with 15.0 points per game on the season and second in the Southland with his 8.9 rebounds per game. He was also fourth in field goal percentage (.580), fourth in blocks (1.3) and third in minutes (33.4). His nine double-doubles were third in the SLC.

Watt earned weekly honors from the conference on Dec. 20, following the team's 81-78, overtime victory against Houston on Dec. 18. Watt filled the stat sheet with 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in 41 minutes - all game highs for both teams - and added three assists and two steals. Much of his good work came in crunch time, as he opened the OT period with a steal-and-layup and followed with a pivotal block in the closing minute of the extra session.

Watt finished the year with a school-record 275 rebounds to make him the program's all-time king of the boards with 851. His 466 points on the year were sixth all-time, while he finished his time in an Islanders uniform with 1,272 points over four years, the fourth-highest total in school history. His 40 blocks in 2010-11 were fifth all-time, and give him three of the top seven block seasons in Islanders lore.

With back-to-back wins to close the season (over UT Arlington and Central Arkansas), the Islanders finished the 2010-11 campaign with an overall record of 10-21 and a conference mark of 5-11.