Juju Watkins: Highlights| Net worth| Parents

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With a trip to the Elite Eight floundering in a tie game, Watkins grabbed the rebound and took off on a miss by red-hot Baylor guard Jada Walker. Today we will discuss about Juju Watkins: Highlights| Net worth| Parents.

Juju Watkins: Highlights| Net worth| Parents

Judea Skies “JuJu” Watkins (born July 15, 2005) is an American college basketball player for the USC Trojans of the Pac-12 Conference. He graduated from Sierra Canyon School in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he was ranked as the number one recruit in his class by ESPN and earned national high school player of the year honors. Watkins led the United States to gold medals at the 2022 FIBA ​​Under-17 World Cup and the 2021 FIBA ​​Under-16 Americas Championship, and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of each tournament.

JuJu Watkins
No. 12 – USC Trojans
Position Point guard / shooting guard
League Pac-12 Conference
Personal information
Born July 15, 2005 (age 18)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
High school
  • Windward School
    (Los Angeles, California)
  • Sierra Canyon
    (Los Angeles, California)
College USC (2023–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-American – AP, USBWA (2024)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2024)
  • All-Pac-12 Team (2024)
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team – Media (2024)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2024)
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2024)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2023)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2023)
  • McDonald’s All-American Game MVP (2023)
  • 2× California Ms. Basketball (2022, 2023)
  • FIBA Under-17 Women’s World Cup MVP (2022)
  • FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship MVP (2021)
 
Medals
 
Women’s basketball
Representing the  United States
FIBA Under-17 World Cup
Gold medal – first place
2022 Hungary Team
FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship
Gold medal – first place 2021 Mexico Team

 

Highlights

Entering her junior year, Watkins transferred to Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles. He led his team to an Open Division state title and a 30–2 record as a junior. After averaging 25 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists, Watkins was named California Gatorade Player of the Year and Ms. Basketball. She earned Player of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News. As a senior, Watkins averaged 27.3 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, leading Sierra Canyon to a CIF Southern Section Open Division title, a 31–1 record, and a regional finals title. On senior night, he scored a career-high 60 points in an 88–39 win over Notre Dame High School, the second-most points in a game in area history.

Net worth

Juju Watkins: Highlights| Net worth| Parents

Their impressive name, image and likeness (NIL) deal is ranked 12th in the On3 ranking. Their combined social media following is 442,000 and their On3 valuation as of March 2024 is $200,000.

Parents

JuJu Watkins is the daughter of Robert Neal-Watkins and Sari Watkins. Both of them are former college athletes. Notably, he is also friends with LeBron James and Savannah James.

Sari Watkins is the mother of JuJu Watkins. She has been a former track and field athlete during her college days. Talking about her mother, JuJu Watkins said (via ESPN) that her parents initially wanted her to be a tennis player. However, when she told her mother that she wanted to play women’s basketball, her mother told her to only play it if she could fully dedicate herself to the sport.

Robert Neal-Watkins is the father of JuJu Watkins. He is a former college football player. He coached his daughter in basketball in their backyard when she was 12 years old. Talking about his daughter, Robert Neal-Watkins said (via ESPN) that his daughter was a very good learner and was not afraid to take risks while training at that time.

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