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The FSU basketball star is still considering the Seminoles in his transfer process

Florida State basketball star Jamir Watkins, who withdrew from the NBA draft last week, will continue to be considered by the Seminoles as he moves forward in the transfer process, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. He is also reportedly considering Cincinnati, Kansas State, Michigan, Oregon and St. John’s.

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Watkins entered the NCAA transfer portal before the portal window closed, but initially entered with a no-contact tag as he went through the draft process. Now that he’s gone out of the Draft, he’s fielding calls and planning visits as he looks to find the best destination for his final year of college basketball. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go in a different direction given FSU’s current roster.

Getting Watkins back would be huge for FSU as they only have nine scholarship players on the roster and don’t have many options on the wing with only Bostyn Holt and AJ Swinton at the 2 or 3. Watkins led the ‘Noles in points. , rebounds and steals last season and led the team to multiple wins. He put on a show in the ACC Tournament, scoring 34 points in Florida State’s ACC Tournament opener against Virginia Tech.

Florida State should do whatever it takes to bring Watkins back. Michigan and St. John’s are probably the two biggest threats, but Watkins credits much of his growth and success this season to FSU’s staff as he added 10-15 pounds of muscle in the offseason. That extra weight allowed him to work his way to the rim and finish through contact as he blossomed into one of the best players in the ACC. NBA teams will be watching the New Jersey native closely to see if he can continue to add to his game or improve his 3-point shot.

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