C.J. Watson was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a degree in Psychology. C.J. Watson's basketball career has allowed him to play for some of the best teams in NBA history during his 10 year career. While his professional basketball experience is impressive, his skills go far beyond the basketball court.
Philanthropy has been at the center of Watson's career since he developed a scholarship fund. The fund honors his late grandmother, Mary L. Watson, and helps to support students studying education. Adding on to his Philanthropy career, Watson also started the Quiet Storm Foundation in his hometown of Las Vegas in 2009. The foundation was implemented in order to foster learning opportunities such as social skills development, and health and fitness activities to help the youth grow and achieve their goals in his community.
n addition to his non-profits, Watson has developed a children's book series named CJ's Big Dream. With this series he hopes to inspire young kids to chase their dreams and work hard for what they want.