Consensus 3-star recruit was the first member of the 2013-14 recruiting class ... physical forward who was an outstanding rebounder in prep school.
St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. (head coach Mark Taylor) ... averaged 8.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 2011-12 for a 35-3 St. Benedict's Prep team that finished ranked No. 21 nationally by USA Today ... St. Benedict's reached a high rank of No. 9 before losing to eventual champion Findlay Prep in the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational ... six of Watkins' 2011-12 teammates signed with Division I programs ... an academic qualifier prior to enrolling at St. Benedict's, he returned to Toronto in December of 2012 to prepare for college.
Signed with Duquesne in November of 2012 ... received a number of scholarship offers from schools ranging from the Pac-12 (Washington & Oregon State), to the ACC (Miami), SEC (Arkansas), Big East (Villanova) and Ivy League (Princeton) ... rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... was ranked as one of ESPN.com's top five Canadian recruits ... played AAU ball for CIA Bounce ... his aunt, Khalihah Este-Shehu, played at Duquesne from 2000-03 ... full name is Isaiah D. Watkins ... undeclared arts major ... date of birth: 3/9/94.