Jamir Watkins commits to VCU

It’s officially getting scary for the Atlantic 10, as VCU has picked up another huge commitment for their 2020 class, this time in the form of 6’7 forward, Jamir Watkins.

The rising Trenton Catholic senior announced his commitment to the Rams via his Twitter feed Friday morning, choosing the black and gold over the likes of Virginia Tech, West Virginia, St. John’s and Seton Hall.

Watkins joins 4-star point guard, Ace Baldwin, and the Rams’ most recent pickup, 6’5 wing Josh Banks, as the VCU’s first three commitments for 2020 in a class that will be at least five players deep. He recently made his way to campus for an official visit before opting for the black and gold to head into the weekend.

Watkins averaged 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in this summers Peach Jam with Team Final,.

“Jamir is a very talented, high-major athlete and multi-faceted wing,” Aaron Burt of Team Final told ZagsBlog.com. “He can facilitate offense or be the offense. He rebounds in traffic, blocks shots and is beginning to sacrifice his body on defense as well. Once he gets he has to compete at a high level on every possession it will be scary. We challenged him in July to be a better defender and more aggressive and he stepped up in practice, drills and most importantly games. Jamir is wide open is his recruiting. He doesn’t talk much so his process will be very quiet and direct. “

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