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Prospects You Need To Know: Menelik Watson

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When one door closed, Menelik Watson forced another door open. The big, hungry, athletic and potential-packed offensive tackle from England took a winding road from the soccer field to a Division I basketball scholarship to various points in between on his way to the first round.

If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again. That is the theme of Menelik Watson's sporting career. Watson grew up in Manchester, England — home of merely the most popular sports team in the world, soccer's Manchester United. He grew up playing soccer and joining the hometown team. Instead, when he was 12, he suffered a serious ankle injury. "There was a fracture and it messed with...

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