University of Denver Pioneers Pull In Set of Verbals from Grayson Hamous, Kieran Watson

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Photo Courtesy: Grayson Hamous / Lesleigh Watson

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NEW COMMITS: The University of Denver has received a pair of verbal commitments for the fall of 2021 from Humble, Texas native Grayson Hamous and Kieran Watson of Mercer Island, Wash.

Both talented swimmers will join Marco Nosack as a member of the Pioneers’ Class of 2025. In 2020, Denver clinched their seventh-straight Summit League Championship title.

GRAYSON HAMOUS

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Photo Courtesy: Grayson Hamous

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Denver. Go Pios!”

Hamous does his club swimming with Blue Tide Aquatics and placed fifth in the mile and ninth in the 1000 free at TWST Southern Seniors in December. In summer 2019, he recorded a best time at the FCST Gulf Summer Championships before going on to collect bronze in both the 800m and 1500m free at Southern Zone Seniors.

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:44.01
  • 500 free – 4:38.16
  • 1000 free – 9:39.90
  • 1650 free – 16:15.86

Also competing for Kingwood Park High School, Hamous raced the 500 free at the Texas 6A State Championships as a junior. He was the 500 free runner-up and took fifth in the 200 free two weeks prior at the UIL 6A Region 06 Championships as well.

KIERAN WATSON

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Photo Courtesy: Lesleigh Watson

He told Swimming World:

“I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Denver. I want to thank my coaches, family, and friends for all of their support. I want to thank Coach John Walker especially for getting me to this point. Go Pios!”

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:43.55
  • 500 free – 4:34.22
  • 1000 free – 9:35.47
  • 1650 free – 15:58.26
  • 200 IM – 1:52.92
  • 400 IM – 3:59.07

Currently a senior at Mercer Island High School, Watson is a five-time individual Washington 3A State Championship finalist. He was the runner-up in the 500 free and placed fifth in the 200 IM as a junior while taking fourth in the 500 free and fifth in the 100 back during his sophomore season. He also helped his team with the championship crown in 2020. 

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