And that, Krystkowiak noted, will involve big changes on offense.
"We're going to have to play an entirely different style," he said. "The ball is going to be moving a lot more. We're going to be a third or fourth option kind of team."
The pick-and-roll termination, where Watkins excelled, may no longer be in the mix.
Things are quickly changing up on the hill.
Krystkowiak said the situation is providing a spark and a fire with the players. They know the 15-16 points that Watkins provided will need to be scored some other way and that shots are going to be available to other guys.
"Our attention to detail, I think, is going to have to be called into play," Krystkowiak said.
Watkins earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference recognition as a junior. He averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Watkins was recruited to Utah by former head coach Jim Boylen after leading Howard College in Texas to the 2010 NJCAA Division I national championship. Watkins was the tournament MVP.
In high school, Watkins was named Manhattan Player of the Year after averaging 25.6 points, six assists and five rebounds per game as a senior.
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