21 Mitchell Watt
21 Mitchell Watt
Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
High School: Desert Edge
Position: Forward

2010-11: Did his part to earn the nickname Mitchell “SWatt,” blocking 74 shots for the year, more than the team totals for 42 different Division I schools and second most in the Mid-American Conference… his 74 blocks were the most in a single season since Kelvin Robinson in 1994-95 (80)… now has 128 career blocks, third-most in program history… ranked eighth in the MAC in field goal percentage (.486)… had 11 games with three or more blocks… continues to grow each year, doubling his rebounding average from his sophomore season and increasing his points per game average by almost three points… led the team in rebounds eight times and scoring once… scored 16 points with seven rebounds and two steals vs. Towson (11/20)… matched a career high with 17 points against BYU (12/30)… shattered his previous career high with 12 rebounds against Bowling Green (1/8)… scored 13 points and blocked eight shots – the third-most blocks in a single game in program history – in a blowout win over Kent State (1/19)… broke another career record, hitting all six of his free throws in a comeback win over Ohio (1/22)… blocked six shots and grabbed nine rebounds in a win against Central Michigan (2/8)… led the team to a crucial MAC East win over Miami (OH) with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks (3/2)… put in 16 points with six rebounds, two blocks and three steals to help the team beat Quinnipiac in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (3/14)… scored in double digits 13 times.

2009-10: Played in 30 games and started 25...averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game...led the Bulls and ranked third in the MAC in blocked shots per game (1.3)...his 39 blocked shots were the most by a UB player since Mark Bortz had 41 in 2005...had five blocked shots against both Vermont (11/15) and Miami (3/4) to become the first UB player since Mike McKee to have five blocks in a game twice in a season...had 13 points and six rebounds at Navy (11/19)...had 12 points at Towson (11/21)...had 12 points at Northern Illinois (1/30)...scored 10 points at Toledo (2/6)...had 14 points against Eastern Michigan (2/10)...had a career-high 17 points and six rebounds at Miami (3/4).

2008-09: Played in all 33 games...was a reserve for his first three games before being moved into the starting lineup for the final 29 games...averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game....ranked second on the team with 15 blocked shots...scored in 25 of the 33 games he appeared in...had 13 points and six assists in his first career start against Niagara (11/25)...had four points and five rebounds against Temple (11/29)...had seven points and a pair of blocks at Vermont (2/21)...had 10 points and four rebounds at Kent State (3/5)...had a season-high 14 points, five rebounds and three assists against Miami (OH) (3/8)...had eight points and four rebounds in the Bulls’ quarterfinal win over Kent State...had 10 points and four rebounds in the semifinal win against Ball State...had five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes against Wichita State in the CBI.

High School: Averaged 12 points, 8.5 rebounds and four blocked shots per game his senior season..also averaged 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game for head coach Joseph Babinski...shot 53 percent from the field, including 30 percent from beyond the arc...named first-team All-State...a three-time first-team All-Skyline Region selection...his Desert Edge team went 28-2 last season and won the Arizona 4A Division II State Championship...earned Most Valuable Player honors in the state championship game...member of the National Honor Society and student council president...first Division I player in school’s history...also was a goalkeeper on the soccer team.

Personal: Born December 14, 1989... son of Ron and Kari Watt...enjoys cooking... favorite athletes are Amare Stoudemire and Lance Armstrong...favorite movie is 300...chose UB because of the coaches and players...greatest athletic experience was winning the Arizona state championship...favorite thing about UB is the scenery of the campus...volunteers at the St. Mary’s Westside food bank in Arizona.