Men's Basketball
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KareemWatkins

  • position Guard
  • height 5-8
  • Weight 175
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Camden, N.J.

2021-22

Sophomore: Appeared in nine games in 2021-22 … Had three rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals … Picked up a steal against High Point … Had an assist vs. Western Kentucky … Snared a rebound vs. Central Michigan … Had a rebound and a steal against North Florida … Registered a rebound against Mount St. Mary’s.

2020-21

Freshman: Joined the team as a walk-on … Made one appearance, logging two minutes in Kentucky’s dominating regular-season finale victory over South Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL

Appeared in all 26 games for Kingsway Regional during his senior season … Averaged 8.7 points per game … Notched 11 double-figure scoring efforts and knocked down multiple 3-pointers in 12 games … Scored a season-high 19 points on six made 3s with four assists against Woodstown … Also posted 16 points, five rebounds and four assists at Clearview and recorded 15 points, six boards and five dimes vs. Cumberland … Dished out four or more assists in 14 games … Produced three or more steals in 10 games … Helped advance Kingsway to the 2020 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 4 Championship field of 64.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 3 in Camden, New Jersey … Mother is Syreeta Brittingham … Stepfather is Dajuan Wagner, former Memphis star who played for John Calipari … Has two siblings, Dayonni and Dajuan Jr. … Major is finance … Off the court talent includes juggling … Lists his parents as the two people who have influenced him the most … When he’s not playing basketball he’s watching it … Listens to NBA YoungBoy, Polo G and Lil Durk pregame … Chicken is his favorite food … Lists Kemba Walker as his favorite NBA player and Tyler Ulis as his favorite former UK player.

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