Whitney Watkins


Whitney Watkins is taking her basketball skills to the next level.

The former Austin All-State player has signed with Augusta State University in Georgia.

The 5-foot-8 guard played the last two seasons at Itawamba Community College in Mississippi where she averaged 11.2 points game.

Watkins averaged 18.3 points a game in her senior season at Austin in 2018. She had a season-high 30 points against Spain Park, the eventual Class 7A state champion.

“Whitney will add experience on the perimeter and outside shooting to our roster,” Augusta State coach Millette Green said. “Last season she shot 36 percent from behind the 3-point line. I also like her length, athleticism and activeness on defense.”

Augusta State is an NCAA II school that plays in the Peach Belt Conference with schools from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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