Earl Joseph Watson, Jr. (born June 12, 1979 in Kansas City, Kansas) is a Mexican-American professional basketball player who currently plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Utah Jazz. Watson is a graduate of Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas. In his senior year of high school he averaged 23.4 points, 8.3 assists and 13.2 rebounds per game.
A 6 ft 1 in, 195 lb point guard, Watson was selected in the second round (39th overall) by the SuperSonics in the 2001 NBA Draft. He was a starter in college at UCLA, at one point playing alongside future NBA All-Star Baron Davis. They were the first two freshmen to start at UCLA since the 1979 season. A four-year starter, Watson started the most consecutive games in the history of UCLA basketball, also being number one all time in steals over his career. In the 2007–08 NBA season, Watson averaged 10.7 points and 6.8 assists with the Sonics.