Kelly Watts

#35 Kelly Watts

Pos. F
Ht. 5-11
Yr. 5th/Sr.
Hometown Gary, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) East Chicago Central (Eastern Michigan)
2009-2010: Appeared in 29 games for the Crusaders, making 16 starts ... averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game ... scored in double figures on six occasions ... tallied a career-high 14 points against Detroit on Jan. 21 ... grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds on Jan. 4 against Loyola (Chicago) ... registered a pair of double-doubles, one at Butler (Jan. 9) with 13 points and 15 boards and another at Milwaukee (Jan. 28) with 12 points and 11 rebounds ... made two three-point field goals against Central Michigan (Dec. 5) ... made five of six free throws against Detroit ... had four steals against both Chicago State (Dec. 2) and Butler (Jan. 9) ... pulled down five or more rebounds in a game nine times ... made Valpo debut on Nov. 14 against Indiana Tech in a starting role.

2008-2009: Had to sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.

2007-2008 (EMU): Played in 29 games, starting 22, as a sophomore for the Eagles ... averaged 7.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game ... shot 71.8% from the free throw line ... scored a season-high 16 points at Weber State (Nov. 29) and at Ball State (Jan. 15) ... tallied double figures in scoring eight times on the season ... grabbed 14 rebounds, including eight offensive, against Western Michigan on Jan. 23 ... also pulled down 14 boards against Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 29 ... had eight or more rebounds 11 times on the season ... started every Mid-American Conference game of the season.

2006-2007 (EMU): Appeared in all 29 games for the Eagles as a rookie ... averaged 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a freshman ... shot 45.9% from the field including 46.4% (13-of-28) from three-point range ... scored a career-high 17 points against #20 Bowling Green on Jan. 28 ... added 16 points at Central Michigan on Feb. 28 ... tallied double figures in scoring four times ... grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, including six offensive, at Kent State (Jan. 20) ... had three steals against Buffalo on Jan. 24 ... made 6-of-7 from the floor in the game against Bowling Green.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals ... led East Chicago Central to the sectional championship as a senior ... averaged 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in 2004-2005 while leading team to a 21-4 record ... earned Second Team All-Area honors as a junior ... selected as one of the top-100 players in the state of Indiana ... named one of the top-25 seniors by the 2005-2006 Region Roundball Review ... played for coach Ron Heflin.

Personal: Kelly is the daughter of Samuel and Brenda Watts ... born Aug. 14, 1988 ... major is physical therapy.