14 - Lonnie Watson
Lonnie Watson
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Paso Robles, Ca.
High School: Paso Robles HS
Position: Guard/Forward
EXP: HS

2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Redshirted.

Paso Robles High School
Averaged 19.1 points (team leader) and 4.3 rebounds per game during his senior season ... Scored in double figures in all but one game ... Scored a season-high 34 points against Nipomo HS, and 30 against Chavez HS ... A two-time all-county and all-league selection ... A CIF Section 3A second team selection ... Team captain ... Made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Division-3 selection ... Team MVP duing his senior and junior campaigns ... Received the school's Most Outstanding Single Sports Athlete award during his senior season ... An outstanding student ... A Senior Excellence Award winner in 2010 ... A CIF Academic Award winner during his senior and junior years ... Also President of the United States Volunteer Services Award in 2009 and 2010 ... An Honor Roll student in three of his four years at Paso Robles ... A CSF member ... Who's Who Among National High School students ... National Honor Roll ... A National Society of High School Scholar ... Also participated in track & field (high jump) ... Helped lead the track & field team to the Pac-7 championship.

Matador Memo
Born August 24, 1992 in San Luis Obispo, Ca. ... Parents are Janice and Lonnie Watson, Sr. ... Has one sister, Jannelle, who is 20-years-old and attends UC Irvine ... Has a cousin (Chris Booker) who played basketball at Purdue University and now plays professionally in Slovenia ... Has another cousin (William Moore), who has played for the Atlanta Falcons the past two years (2009, 2010) ... Lists Kobe Bryant and the Lakers as his favorite NBA player and pro team ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington while Meagan Goode is his favorite actress ... Boondocks is his favorite tv show while He Got Game is his favorite movie ... Loves to eat king crab legs but stays away from pretzels ... Team E is his favorite band while J. Cole is his favorite solo artist ... Favorite website is youtube.com ... Came to Cal State Northridge because of the coaching staff and the academic opportunities at Cal State Northridge ... Listed his greatest sports moment as scoring 41 points in three quarters against a rival in middle school ... The best thing about being a student-athlete, according to Lonnie, is all the attention ... The toughest part, according to Lonnie, is the busy schedule ... Picked his uniform number (#14) because of Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson ... His pre-game ritual is to pray ... Listens to music when he has time to relax ... The best athlete he has played against is Josh Selby ... The most famous person he has met is Serena Williams .... The person in history he would most like to meet is Harriet Tubman ... Would like to be stranded on a desert island with his family ... Would love to have dinner with Michael Jordan and President Obama ... If Lonnie was forced to listen to one CD for the rest of his life, it would be The Warm Up by J. Cole ... If Lonnie had a million dollars, he would buy his parents whatever they wanted ... The best advice he ever received - "Trust in God and you'll make it through anything" ... The best advice he gives to young people - "keeping working hard. Your life can change instantly." ... No one knows how much Lonnie loves hip hop ... Few people know that Lonnie is a Top 100 NBA 2k player ... If a movie was made about Lonnie Watson, Shad Moss (Bow Wow) would play the lead role ... He can't imagine going with a week without playing basketball ... One possession Lonnie can't live without is his cell phone ... Years from now, Lonnie says he will still laugh about all the time he spent with his friends growing up ... If Lonnie could change the world, he would bring world peace ... The biggest obstacle he has faced was recovering from knee surgery ... His family always makes him smile ... His greatest hero is God because without God, according to Lonnie, nothing would be possible ... Political Science major.

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