Charles Akeem Watson, Jr. (born April 17, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. He is 6' 2" (1.88 m) tall and plays the point guard position.
C. J. Watson played for the Tennessee Volunteers for 4 seasons. His best season came during his senior year where he averaged 15.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds. He earned Second Team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press and the league coaches. He finished his collegiate career as Tennessee's second all-time leader in assists (577), second in steals (198), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.396), tied for eighth in three-point field goals (401), and 15th in scoring (1,424 points).
Despite an excellent college career, Watson went undrafted in 2006 NBA Draft. He then played briefly with San Antonio Spurs in 2006 NBA summer league before joining Italian Serie A team Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia. He averaged 8.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 17 games. He then moved on to join Greek A1 Ethniki team PAOK B.C. where he averaged 7.4 points and 2.2 assists in five games.