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Ashlyn Watkins is a News19 Player of the Week

One of the top players in the nation is known more for basketball but she is also an outstanding performer in the classsroom.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was just a few days ago when Ashlyn Watkins played her final game in a Cardinal Newman uniform.

The senior post player helped Cardinal Newman capture a fourth consecutive SCISA 3A state title. 

Coming up later this month, the South Carolina signee will compete in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago on March 29. The previous night, Watkins will compete in a dunk contest which is part of the Powerade Jam Fest.

For all of her accomplishments on the court, Watkins takes her academic requirements just as seriously. She is sporting a grade point average well above at 4.0 at Cardinal Newman which shows Dawn Staley will be getting a true student-athlete when Watkins arrives on campus later this year.

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