Juju Watkins Biography

Juju Watkins is an outstanding athlete at the University of Southern California. Studying in her freshman class, she is currently playing college basketball for the USC Trojans. Juju is breaking records with each passing game and currently, she is one of the breakout players in the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball tournament. 

Juju Watkins Early Life, Family & Education

Juju Watkins was born on 15th July 2005 in Los Angeles. Parents Sari and Robert Neal-Watkins raised her. Ted Watkins Sr., her grandfather established the Watts Labor Community Action Committee in the aftermath of the 1965 Watts riots to offer employment opportunities and social services.

Juju has three siblings named Mali, Dami, and Mar. She gained a basic school education from Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles. She studied at the University of Southern California and majored in communication. 


Juju started playing basketball in a park league at age seven. At Windward School in Los Angeles, she held the title “SportsKid of the Year” by Sports Illustrated Kids in 2020. Then, she was transferred to Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles.

She was ranked as the number one recruit by ESPN. She earned national high school player of the year honors. She was Ms. Basketball in 2022 and 2023. She was Gatorade National Player of the Year (2023) and Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2023).

She played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, where she shared MVP honors in 2023, and the Nike Hoop Summit. She repeatedly received honors for the Player of the Year in 2020 and 2022 from the Los Angeles Times through her basketball performance at school. 

Medals and Honors

  • At the 2021 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship in Mexico, she represented United States and tournament MVP honors. She won a gold medal. She started her 7 games and averaged 20 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.2 steals, and 3.7 assists per game. 
  • At the 2022 FIBA Under-17 World Cup in Hungary, she represented the United States and won a gold medal. She received tournament MVP honors, and her average was 13.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.3 steals per game.
  • On 15th November 2022, she announced her commitment to the USC Trojans. Her position is guard. 
  • Season 2023-24: She played 29 games, with an average of 27.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 3.3 assists, 41.2 FG% and 2.5 steals per game.   

Juju Watkins Biography

Real Name Judea Skies Watkins
Birth Date 15 July 2005
Age (as of 2024) 18 Years
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Basketball Player

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 74 kg  –  in Pounds – 163 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Juju Watkins USC Trojan


Father Robert Neal-Watkins
Mother Sari Watkins

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? None

Personal Life

Juju Watkins is single as of 2024. She has not been romantically involved in dating any boy. Juju is only 18 years old and enjoying her personal life with friends and family members. She has only concentrated on her basketball career and finding opportunities to grow her skills. 

Social Media

She is active on social media platforms. She has a verified Instagram account with the username @jujubballin. Juju Watkins has 434k Followers on her Instagram page. On 9th February 2024, she promotes @drinkpoppi the coldest thing poppin’.  

Juju Watkins Net Worth

Juju Watkins is a skillful player of USC Trojans Women’s Basketball. She is a 2024 PAC-12 Champion. As per Sportskeeda, Juju’s ON3 NIL valuation stands at $156,000 in 2023. 


  • Watkins is the first female athlete who signed a deal with Klutch Sports based in Los Angeles, California, a sports management firm spearheaded by the CEO Rich Paul, a close confidant of NBA superstar LeBron James.
  • She went to prom with athlete Deuce One (Instagram username @dj_wag21) as per an Instagram post of 22nd May 2023. 
  • Watkins has an interest in fashion and modeling. 
  • Juju maintains a healthy lifestyle and likes to play other sports, such as Golf. 
  • Watkins broke the previous record set by Caitlin Clark for most points scored as a freshman this season with 801 points so far. 

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