The JuJu Show: USC’s JuJu Watkins makes the cover of Slam Magazine

On Monday morning, Slam Magazine announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “the freshman everyone is talking about,” Juju Watkins, is a cover athlete for Slam 248.

The announcement comes after Watkins’ outstanding performance against No. 4 Stanford on Friday, where she had 51 of the 67 points the Trojans scored. Watkins scored only seven fewer points than the whole Stanford team (58). Her epic performance led USC to a huge victory.

While she might be humble about all the attention, there’s a reason everyone calls her “The Juju Show.” Watkins was so big in high school that Chris Brown and 2 Chainz would pull up to her games at Sierra Canyon to watch her play. The No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2023 has had legends such as LeBron James, whose son Bronny is currently a freshman on the USC men’s team, and USC all-time great Cheryl Miller attend her games. Her basketball brilliance has also been witnessed in person by fellow California natives James Harden and Paul George, who have given her nothing but high praise. Step onto the USC campus, and you’ll see JuJu’s No. 12 jersey in the school bookstore.

“I’ve always dreamt of playing for a college that I love and being able to have so much pride in where I go to college,” she tells us. “To finally be here and have made that decision and be confident [in it] is a dream come true.” Watkins said via

Watkins is posting 26.1 points per game, ranked just below Iowa superstar sensation Caitlin Clark for the highest scoring average in the nation.

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