JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2000-01) at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn. ... In 2001, he batted .364 with 41 runs scored, 11 doubles, six home runs, 41 RBI and a .476 on-base percentage ... Cougars finished 29-23 overall and third in the TJCCAA ... He was named to the All-TJCCAA (Eastern Division), All-Region VII and All-State teams ... Coached by Mike Policastro.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Halls High School in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was an All-KIL performer ... Twice earned Blue Chip All-East Tennessee honors ... Helped lead team to state final four in 1997 ... Coached Doug Polston.
PERSONAL: Full name is James Raymond Watson ... Born Jan.
22, 1981 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Jimmy and Carol Watson ... Has one brother,
Jonathan, who plays football at the University of the South ... Major: Psychology.