“It’s definitely a little easier on me with being in Washington and working out in Washington since I’ve been here,” Watford said. “It’s been great for me, the time I’ve spent here.”
Watford was among a handful of players who narrowly missed the cut for an invitation to the NBA combine. Oladipo, a shooting guard, and former teammate Cody Zeller both were invited, but they elected not to participate in the first day of drills. Oladipo and Zeller, a projected lottery pick at power forward or center, both took part in strength and agility tests on the second day.
Watford amassed 1,730 points at Indiana, the ninth most in school history, and started 130 of 132 games. He is a career 41 percent shooter from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line. Watford shot 48 percent from three-point range as a senior.
“I feel like my greatest thing is that I feel like I know how to play with superstars,” Watford said. “I come from a program where we had two capable guys who are lottery picks in this draft. I know how to play with other guys, and I’m not going to do more than what I can. I’m definitely going to go in and stretch the floor and play good defense and rebound the basketball.”