"It makes me very proud and is one of my accomplishments that I take the most pride in," Watson said. "My junior year is important. I'm an upperclassmen so I need to hit my climax and go up and beyond."
Watson is already getting many looks to play college basketball, and has made visits to Division 1 Radford, Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky, as well as all of the Mountain East Conference schools.
To go along with Watson, Hurricane also returns key starters in sophomore point guard Audrey Barber and center Taniesha Sturdavent.
"Audrey is heads and shoulders, leaps and bounds above where she was last year," Lowe said. "Taniesha rebounds the ball about as good as anybody in the state, not alone the conference. She averaged about 15 or 16 boards last year."
Lowe indicated the rest of the starting and reserve spots are up for grabs with a lot of balance of depth involved with the rest of the team.
They include Hannah Thompson, Cassi Sargent, Emily Browning, Kaylee Wooten, Bonnie Runyon, Kelly Kesler, and Lauren London.
"Four through 10 is wide open," Lowe said. "It's that competitive. We have six or seven returners that saw the floor last year. We are getting better every day and are going to compete this year."