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USM's Watson signs with British basketball team

Former Southern Miss star point guard Neil Watson has signed to play for the Leicester Riders of the British Basketball League.

Watson joins former USM teammate Daveon Boardingham in the BBL. Boardingham, a 6-foot-7 forward, signed with the Plymouth Raiders in June.

Watson helped lead USM to an NCAA Tournament and back-to-back NIT quarterfinal appearances over the last three years.

Watson averaged 10.9 points and 4.5 assists in his three seasons at USM.

As a senior, he averaged 10.8 points and 4.0 assists and set a Conference USA record by hitting 91.8 percent of his shots at the free throw line.