Watt to Play in All-Star Game

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM EDT

By WKBW Sports


Watt to Play in All-Star Game

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY – (University at Buffalo Release) University at Buffalo forward Mitchell Watt has been selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game. The game features 20 of the finest senior college basketball players from Division I playing on the NCAA Final Four floor at the Louisiana Superdome on March 30.

“It is a tremendous honor for Mitch, for his teammates, for our program and for our conference to have a player get the level of recognition that comes along with playing in this game,” head coach Reggie Witherspoon said. “I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for Mitchell to expose his talents and skills on a big stage in front of college basketball fans and NBA types who are sure to be there.”

Watt, who was named the 2012 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, averaged 16.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.2 blocked shots per game – all career highs. He ranked in the top four in the conference in five different categories, including scoring (3rd), rebounding (4th), field goal percentage (3rd), blocked shots (2nd) and defensive rebounds (3rd).

The Goodyear, AZ native finished his UB career ranked 15th in school history in scoring (1,061 points), seventh in rebounding (565) and second in blocked shots (196).

Watt is the first UB player invited to play in the game.

The game will air on TruTV on March 31st at 1:00 pm.

2012 Reese's All-Star Game Roster

East Team
Jae Crowder, F, Marquette
Juan Fernandez, G, Temple
Scott Machado, G, Iona
Ramone Moore, G, Temple
Kevin Murphy, G, Tennessee Tech
John Shurna, F, Northwestern
Henry Sims, C, Georgetown
Garrett Stutz, C, Wichita State
Mitchell Watt, F, Buffalo
Keith Wright, F, Harvard

West Team
Bradford Burgess, G/F, VCU
Jorge Gutierrez, California
Devoe Joseph, G, Oregon
Wendell McKines, F, New Mexico State
Dominique Morrison, F, Oral Roberts
Ricardo Ratliffe, F, Missouri
Robert Sacre, C, Gonzaga
Chace Stanback, G/F, UNLV
Casper Ware, G, Long Beach State
Storm Warren, F, LSU