Las Vegas: Tremont Waters shines at adidas
The adidas Uprising circuit has a long list of gifted and highly touted point guards. From Dennis Smith to Frank Jackson to Kobi Simmons, their stable of talent at that position is second to none. One undervalued lead guard in the adidas ranks is 2017 prospect Tremont Waters. Playing for John Carroll and T.J. Gassnola on the New England Playaz, Waters is establishing himself as one of the premier players at his position. On Thursday, Waters, who stands 5-foot-10, was drawing comparisons to current Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis because of the way he plays and runs his team. Waters has an impressive feel for the game and makes good decisions with the ball. He’s a crafty ball handler, who always has his head up looking to find his teammates. His vision and passing are a step ahead of majority of his peers in 2017. In an era where pass first point guards are becoming rare, Waters is just that. Now he did take a few too many threes in the game I saw, but his shots came within the flow of the offense. "I try to get my teammates involved first and then I’ll let the game come to me," Waters told Scout. Through three games at adidas Uprising Summer Championship, Waters is averaging 17 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds. On the recruiting front, Waters has a wide range of college interest. He told Scout the interested parties include UConn, Miami, Yale, Notre Dame, UNC, Stanford, Villanova, Wake Forest, Purdue, West Virginia, Duke, Michigan and Virginia. "It’s early on, but with my dad it’s been an on going process because he’s been talking to the coaches and having great conversation," Waters said.
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