Jimbo  Watson

Jimbo Watson


Knoxville, Tenn.

Last College:
Francis Marion Univ.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202




FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY: Joins the Vols after playing one year at Division II Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. ... Started 51 games as team compiled a 26-27 record in 2002 ... Was third-leading hitter on team with .305 average (50-for-164) ... Led team in RBI with 38, five triples and a .470 slugging percentage ... Slugged three home runs to go along with eight doubles ... Collected 11 multi-hit game with a team-high 11 multi-RBI games ... Had best game versus SC Aiken, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored ... Also reeled off a 10-game hitting streak, the second-longest on the team.

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.



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