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      Carman Ainsworth star Denzel Watts picks University of Alabama-Birmingham

      Carman-Ainsworth Senior Guard Denzell Watts making his college decision Thursday.

      The all-state guard chose the University of Alabama-Birmingham over 13 other schools, including Florida State and USC.

      Watts said his decision was based not just on basketball, but also on academics. He wants to major in sports medicine.

      The future Blazer said he made his decision now so he could go through his senior year without any distractions.

      "It was a lot on my shoulders and I know it's somewhere I'm going to be for the next four years so I'm happy with my decision and glad it's off my shoulders," Watts said.