Dillon Watt Named Dallas Morning News Boys Basketball Player of the Week

Connor Lee

On Feb. 5, sophomore Dillon Watt was named Dallas Morning News Boys Basketball Player of the Week due to his performance against The Oakridge School.

According to the news article, “Oakridge has guys who are 6 foot 8 and 6 foot 9, but he handled everything they threw at him.”

Watt had 33 points, six assists and eight rebounds in Greenhill’s win against the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) North Zone leader, Oakridge.

“Every time I took a shot it felt perfect. I liked my ability to push the ball up the court and finish each and every play,” Watt said.

During the 2022-23 winter season, Watt averaged 20.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Watt helped Greenhill assemble a 17-8 record overall, a 3-4 record in conference play and a fifth-place finish in the SPC championship. This was enough to earn All-SPC Conference Honors which is given to players who perform the best over a given season.

Watt credits his success in the season to his mentality and hard work.

“All the hard work I put in during the off season is really paying off,” Watt said.

Assistant Coach of Varsity Boys Basketball, Parker Ainsworth, thinks highly of Watt.

“Dillon is an extremely hard worker and whether it be on the court or in the gym lifting weights, he is always working on some part of his game,” he said.

After a tough loss in the SPC finals during the 2021-22 season, Watt was given the keys to the program, and was named captain for the 2022-23 season.

Freshman Jaxson Thompson describes Watt as a “true leader and an ideal role model.”

“Dillon really stepped up this year,” Ainsworth said. “At the beginning of the season he was more of a quiet leader who used his actions to guide his teammates, but as the season progressed, he developed a bunch of important leadership qualities.”

Watt says he thinks of the team as more of a family than just a group of guys playing basketball. As a captain, Watt strives to support his teammates wherever and whenever he can. He believes creating connections off the court will lead to better chemistry and results on the court.

According to Watt, his goal is to get a division one scholarship and play professionally, whether that be the National Basketball Association (NBA) or somewhere overseas. “I just want to play,” he said.

In hopes of achieving those dreams, Watt decided to reclass this past year. He repeated his sophomore year in order to give him more time to both work on his skills and develop physically.