SUBWAY ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SPORT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Week ending Jan. 20, 2019
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Paul Watson
School: Cape Breton University
Sport: Men's Basketball
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: BACS
Paul Watson of the Cape Breton Capers men's basketball team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week for the week ending Jan. 20, 2019.
A third-year community studies student from Mississauga, Ont., Watson helped lead the Capers to two victories this past week over the StFX X-Men and the Acadia Axemen.
Watson played 49 minutes in a thrilling 118-110 double OT victory over StFX on Wednesday night. He had 18 points, 21 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.
On Sunday afternoon he again was dominant on boards with nine rebounds and two blocks to go along with his 13 points, four steals and three assists as the Capers defeated Acadia 82-56 for their third straight victory.
Watson currently leads the country in defensive rebounds, averaging 7.6 per game. He sits second in the AUS conference in assists (3.9 per game) and in steals (2.2 per game).