Before a knee injury ended his season, Maurice Watson led the Bluejays to their best start in school history and was national player of the year candidate. On Saturday, CU coach Greg McDermott presented Watson with a ring from Creighton's NCAA tourney appearance.
McDermott wrote on Twitter: "Last season's accomplishments would not have been possible without him!"
Watson averaged a nation-leading 8.5 assists per outing and was third on the team in scoring (12.9), second in steals (1.5) and first in minutes (29.9). He was one of 25 players named to the Wooden Award’s midseason watch list.
???????? big weight, definitely lifted! this means a lot, unexplainable. Thank you & to the team. https://t.co/k8wJHwYqzw— Maurice Watson Jr. (@mauricewatsonjr) October 22, 2017
On Sept. 25, prosecutors dropped a first degree sexual assault charge against Watson.