Austin Lowe said the offensive options are allowing Hurricane to maximize its potential.
"Abby sees that and she's more of a team player,'' he said. "She's done a better job this year of getting everybody included. We're getting a lot more point production. Last year it was screen Abby, get Abby to the paint, get Abby to the free-throw line.
"She's seen everything [opponents] can throw at her so I think we're ready for anything. Last year it was a one-man show and everybody knew that. This year we've put more emphasis on it and we were better prepared. We've got other things that are working.''
Watson has received interest from several Division I schools, including Eastern Illinois, Niagara, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, East Carolina, Ohio University, Radford and Bowling Green. Marshall has also attended some games and most of the schools in the Mountain East Conference have made contact.
"Abby does everything,'' Lowe said. "She doesn't just score. She does everything a basketball player should. If I wanted somebody out of the MSAC to build my team around, she's the one to do it.
"She dribbles, passes and shoots well. She plays defense. She's got a knack for the ball. She's unbelievably strong. She's going to get to the rim and when she gets there she's going to get her shot off. Whoever gets her is going to be lucky. She can play.''
Watson is enjoying the turnaround after a rough 6-17 record last year. The Redskins have won three of four and own a 10-9 mark.
"This year I have help,'' she said. "It's better all around. It's no fun to lose and lose and lose. We have a lot of people that come in on their off days, and that would have never happened last year.
"Last year during summer ball we had three girls. This year we had enough for a whole team to scrimmage. More people want it. I think it has a lot to do with us getting along. We're friends off the court and we trust each other.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.