Staff Report

Kylee Watson, a former star basketball player at Mainland Regional High who helped lead the Mustangs to a state championship in 2019, announced on Twitter that she plans to transfer from the University of Oregon.

Watson, a 6-foot-4 forward from Linwood whose father, Tim, played in the NFL and is the former head football coach at Cedar Creek High, hasn’t announced a new destination yet but wherever she goes the current sophomore will have three years of eligibility left.

During her time at Oregon, Watson averaged 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in just more than 13 minutes per game. Several other Ducks players are leaving the program, according to Yahoo!Sports. Nyara Sabally is declaring for the WNBA draft and Sydney Parrish announced her intention to enter the NCAA transfer portal as well. Another sophomore, Maddie Scherr, also plans to transfer.

Watson had an incredible high school career at Mainland, helping the Mustangs go 99-19 during her four-year varsity career. She also led Mainland to league, South Jersey and state titles during her time in green-and-white, and racked up more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds as a multiple-time all-state player. She was named a McDonald’s All-American and after her freshman year earned a berth on the U16 United States team that competed in Brazil.