Coach Izzo on Rocket Watts:
Michigan State guard Rocket Watts is in the transfer portal, likely ending his two-year career with the Spartans
Michigan State's Rocket Watts is in the transfer portal.
MSU coach Tom Izzo on Rocket Watts.
Michigan State sophomore Rocket Watts has entered the transfer portal, per source.
Averaged 7.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season. || @247SportsPortal
My thoughts on Rocket Watts transferring. Why I will remember his time here fondly and why it makes sense for a mutual parting of the ways for both sides. https://t.co/FGdXUPxr5g
Should come as little surprise here that Rocket Watts is exploring his transfer options.
Two potential destinations to keep an eye on, imo — Louisville and Florida State.
BIG transfer news: Michigan State guard, and former Top 40 recruit Rocket Watts is in the transfer portal. Crazy talented kid, but just wasn't the right fit at Michigan State. Think he could be REALLY good in the right system. Should have a long list of suitors this offseason
Rocket Watts has entered the transfer portal! 🚨 Where do y’all wanna see him hoop next⁉️ @RocketWatts
Story on Watts entering the portal: https://t.co/nLLgIrS5HV
He's Michigan State's first scholarship departure since 2016.
A little birdie told me this altercation may or may not be reason behind Rocket Watts transferring from Little Brother https://t.co/xptD3gP8Va
Tom Izzo’s statement on Rocket Watts’ decision to enter the transfer portal. Says the decision was made “mutually” after several discussions over the past week. @thesnews_sports
Tom Izzo said the position-change during a pandemic put Rocket Watts in a "difficult and challenging situation."
"We mutually agreed that he may benefit from a fresh start elsewhere and is putting his name int he transfer portal," Izzo said.
biggest name in transfer portal today: starting point guard Rocket Watts of Michigan State. talent but maybe not the right fit for Tom Izzo's Spartans
Notable recent names in the college basketball transfer portal:
Rocket Watts (Michigan State)
Jabri Abdur-Rahim (Virginia)
Tyon Grant-Foster (KU)
Chris Lykes (Miami)
Jay Heath (BC)
Jordan Rawls (WKU)
Mark Smith (Missouri)
Wendell Green (EKU)
Noah Gurley (Furman)
Rocket Watts enters the transfer portal... who would have thought regressing as a sophomore would warrant leaving a storied program like Michigan State
All talent set aside (think he is very talented btw), Rocket Watts is an elite name for a point guard
Portal Watch: Worth noting that Rocket Watts + Jamal Cain are close and grew up together in the Pontiac area.
Package deals are always doubtful, but something to keep an eye on.
Tom Izzo basically confirming what I said earlier: Michigan State tried to put Rocket Watts into a point guard role, and that's not where he's best suited. Think he could be a mega-talent for the right team in the right system https://t.co/qkRieqUqIT
We’ve got more additions coming later today to our best available CBB Players list, but we wanted to pop in the big ones now.
Timmy Allen immediately becomes a top-10 available player. Jayden Gardner, a top-10 transfer. Rocket Watts and Chris Lykes are…fascinating additions. https://t.co/AlmTh9HFv2
People are looking way too into the Rocket Watts transfer. Sometimes people just need a fresh start somewhere. You see it in the pros all the time where a players career takes off by just changing teams. There doesn’t need to be shade thrown to the player or the coaching staff.
Rocket Watts is in the transfer portal looking for a fresh start where he can excel at the 2 Guard.
Averaged 7.7PPG (20-21)
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Man I had high hopes for Rocket Watts. Just didn’t work out at MSU... hopefully he goes and find a better system to let his game shine and become a better shooter ..