Adidas Uprising: Tremont Waters

SUWANEE, Ga. — Although his N.E. Playaz fell short of the Atlanta Celtics on Wednesday evening, Tremont Waters clearly was one of the game's top performers.

A 5-10 point guard who attends South Kent (Conn.) School, Tremont Waters ranks among the top 50 overall prospects in the Class of 2017. Albeit on the smaller side compared with most college floor general prospects, Waters concedes nothing either physically or mentally.

He exhibited substance and style versus the Celtics. Matched against players the caliber of Kobi Simmons and Josh Langford — blue-chip rising seniors who struggled shooting in this contest — Waters regularly attacked the middle of the lane and made sizzling passes to teammates. He found guys at the rim or spotting up on the perimeter, and he ably called his own number as well.

It must be noted that, while his form looks okay, Waters shot poorly this game as well. He converted a couple drives impressively but hit just 1-9 on threes. Still, he attacked relentlessly and set up others in ideal point guard fashion, raising an outmatched team's level of collective play and nearly pushing them to an upset victory.

"Some schools that have offered are UConn, Miami, Michigan and Yale," Waters said, noting that he's receiving far more interest than those he could reel off the top of his head immediately following a game.

There were so many college coaches sitting in the stands for that game, it's impossible to know all who were there for whom, but Kevin Ollie, John Beilein were in the gym for certain, and Miami had representation as well.

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