adidas Uprising: Lindy Waters

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Lindy Waters, of Norman (Okla.) North, had a strong showing on the opening day of the adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale.

During the spring, Lindy Waters built up a reputation among college coaches as high-level shooter, but unfortunately the Scout hoops recruiting team wasn’t able to evaluate him.

On Wednesday, playing for the Oklahoma Wizards, Waters proved to be worth the wait. Although he started slow and missed four of his five three-point attempts, Waters showed a lot of potential as a shooting guard prospect.

At 6-foot-5, Waters is thin, but has good length. He’s a quality athlete that’s capable of making plays at the rim and in transition. Waters has a reputation as a very good long-range shooter and certainly showed good shot preparation and mechanics. Although Waters didn’t shoot a great percentage from three, he did show a comfort level from mid-range and pulling-up off the dribble. He connected on a trio of pull-up jumpers.

There was a wide range of schools at Central Gwinnett High watching Waters play. Brad Underwood, the head coach at Stephen F. Austin, was sitting front and center, as was Mercer head man Bob Hoffman. Assistants from Oklahoma State, Harvard, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Clemson, North Carolina, William & Mary, Stanford and others were also at the game.

Waters told Scout that Oklahoma State, Harvard and Iowa State were his top three schools. He said all three have offered, as have Oklahoma, Mercer and Stephen F. Austin. Waters said he’s taken unofficial visits to Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Mercer.

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