The LSU Tigers have landed a late addition to their 2017 class in the form of point guard Tremont Waters.
Scout’s Evan Daniels was the first to report the news.
Waters was formerly committed to the Georgetown Hoyas, but had requested his release back in March. After reopening his recruitment, Waters was still linked to the Hoyas after new head coach Patrick Ewing came aboard, but in the end it’s Will Wade who wrangles in the 5-foot-11, 160-pound point guard who ranks as the second-best player in Connecticut and 41st in the nation overall.
Waters is the fifth member of LSU’s 2017 class, joining fellow four-star Brandon Rachal, three-stars Galen Alexander and Mayan Kiir and Darryl Edwards. This group ranks 16th in the country with the addition of Waters and fourth in the SEC, as the Fighting Tigers have leapfrogged quite a few teams in the process of hauling in this talented guard.
Jalyn Patterson and Skylar Mays are the other two point guards on the roster right now. Patterson will be a senior and Mays will be a sophomore in this upcoming season, so one might expect that Waters may have to work his way up the ladder. That said, a player of his caliber may be able to earn himself plenty of minutes if he lives up to his potential.