Watkins Commits to Heidelberg University

P'Hariz Watkins '17 became the second senior on the men's basketball team to say "yes" to continuing playing in college when he committed to Heidelberg University earlier this month.

CJ men's head basketball coach Joe Staley '72 noted that Watkins holds the all-time record for charges taken in Eagles history.

"It's one of the hallmarks of a tough kid," Staley said. "A lot of kids are afraid to take it. He took more charges and had more charges called than anyone we've ever had, so that's pretty cool."

Watkins earned post-season honors this season including 1st Team All-GCL. He intends to study athletic training at Heidelberg.

"I'm excited to be a part of the Heidelberg family and community there and start a new chapter in my life," Watkins said.

Staley added, "No matter how good people think he is now, that's nothing compared to how good he'll be in a couple years. He's going to fill out physically and I know P'Hariz is going to stay in the gym and keep working at it, so he'll get a lot better."

When thinking about what he'll miss at CJ, Watkins said, "The staff and students most definitely because this has been a family I've created over the last four years. I'm going to miss everyone a lot. Thank you, and Go Eagles!"

Posted May 25, 2017

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