Brandon Watkins

#20 Brandon Watkins

F | Sr. | 6-9 | 225 | Decatur, Ga. | Grady HS

2015-16 (Junior)

  • Played in 23 contests
  • Scored 14 points and grabbed 24 rebounds
  • Blocked six shots
  • Missed the first six games recovering from off-season knee surgery
  • Scored two points at Florida
  • Had two points and two rebounds against Oklahoma State
  • Grabbed five rebounds and had two blocks in the win at TCU
  • Scored six points with six rebounds in his first game back against Kennesaw State

2014-15 (Sophomore)

  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Second Team
  • Played in 23 games before a knee injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season
  • Averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game
  • Blocked 14 shots
  • Finished with a career-high 14 points and nine rebounds in 17 minutes in the win over Kansas State
  • Had two blocks at Oklahoma
  • Scored two points against Texas Tech
  • Had four points and four rebounds at Texas Tech
  • Finished with six points and eight rebounds in seven minutes at TCU
  • Had five points against Marshall
  • Scored two points at Northern Kentucky
  • Missed the first seven games due to illness
  • Returned for the LSU game and finished with two points and two blocks

2013-14 (Freshman)

  • Played in 32 games, making one start
  • Averaged 11.3 minutes per game
  • Averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest
  • Shot 45.2 percent from the field
  • Led West Virginia in blocks with 24
  • Team-highs of 10 points and seven rebounds against Texas in Big 12 Championship
  • Scored four points against TCU
  • Grabbed five rebounds against Iowa State
  • Scored seven points in 13 minutes of action at Kansas
  • Had three points, five rebounds, two blocks and one steal against Oklahoma
  • Scored four points at Baylor
  • Four points and three rebounds against Texas Tech
  • Had six rebounds, five blocks and four points against Texas
  • Finished with five points and eight rebounds at Texas Tech
  • Made his first career start vs. William & Mary, finished with two points and four rebounds
  • Had eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 16 minutes against Purdue
  • Named Most Outstanding Player of the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic
  • First career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Marshall
  • Finished with four points and six rebounds in 11 minutes of action vs. Loyola
  • Had six points against Georgia Southern
  • Scored two points at Virginia Tech and against Duquesne
  • Scored 10 points in his first collegiate game against Mount St. Mary’s

High School

  • Earned Georgia Class AAAA All-State Second Team honors as a senior at Grady High, playing for coach Brian Weeden
  • Earned All-Metro Atlanta First Team honors
  • Averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds per game
  • Earned Georgia Class AAAA All-State Second Team honors as a junior
  • Named to the All-Metro Atlanta Second Team his junior year
  • Averaged 20.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 5.8 blocks
  • Played AAU basketball for the Georgia Stars
  • ESPN ranked him as the 12th-best center in the 2012-13 class


  • Son of Frenchie and Janet Watkins
  • Birthday is January 18
  • Nephew of Mountaineer Hall of Famer Warren Baker
  • Majoring in sport management
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
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Life As A Mountaineer: Brandon Watkins

By Sean Merinar | January 20, 2017

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at senior forward Brandon Watkins. Life As A Mountaineer is courtesy of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

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By John Antonik | December 19, 2016

West Virginia took care of business last Saturday afternoon against UMKC, using a 24-0 run early in the first half to pull away with a 112-67 victory - veteran coach Bob Huggins’ 800th career win in 35 seasons as college coach.