Tony Watson

Tony Watson (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) I Don´t Feel Any Pressure Filling Josh Parker´s Shoes

Tony Watson is a 188cm guard from Riviera beach that will be starting his rookie season in the PRO A with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. He played four years at Buffalo(NCAA) from  2009-2013 playing  a total of 107 NCAA games. In his senior year he played 31 games: 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 41.6%, FT: 87.5%. German Hoops gave the American a welcome to Germany interview.

Tony thanks for talking to German Hoops. Congrats on your new job with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. What were the main reasons for taking this offer?

Leverkusen offered me a great opportunity to play for a well-known club that has had a lot of success, which is important to me as a rookie. The Giants have also been known for having excellent players at the point guard position and that is a trend I wish to continue. The coaching staff has get experience and knowledge that will improve my game. It is also a great city that I will be able to adapt to easily all while playing the sport I love.

Do you feel a lot of pressure having to step into the foot steps of MVP Josh Parker who moved up 2 leagues to the top German league Beko BBL?

Josh is an excellent player and did a ton for the Giants last season, but I don’t really feel any pressure on filling Josh’s shoes. We have actually talked a little bit about the Giants and he has given me a lot of advice. His main point was to just go out there and play your game and the rest will take care of itself.