Umana Reyer Venice and center Mitchell Watt have come to terms on a deal that will keep them together for a fourth season, the club announced on Monday. Watt (2.08 meters, 30 years old) posted 12.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks last season in helping Reyer reach the EuroCup Quarterfinals. He led the team in scoring and blocks and ranked second in rebounds. Watt's three seasons in Venice have spurred the team to three major trophies; together they won the 2018 FIBA Eurocup, the 2019 Italian championship and the 2020 Italian Cup. Watt began his professional career in Israel with Galil Gilboa and he later played for Nes Ziona in the same country. He has since suited up for Santa Cruz in the D-League, ALBA Berlin in Germany, Caserta In Italy and Al Ahli Dubai In the UAE.
"I am excited to continue my career in Reyer for two main reasons," Watt said. "First of all because of the great familiarity I have with the club and with Venice. For me and my family this is our second home. And I am proud to be a part of this organization because it is a winning team, we are writing sports history and we continue to grow year after year. It is a source of pride for me to be part of Umana Reyer."