LAS VEGAS — Four-star 2017 point guard Tremont Waters is moving toward the final portion of his recruitment as he weighs his options for official visits.
The 5-foot-11 prospect from South Kent (Conn.) and the Expressions Elite AAU program is ranked No. 41 nationally in the 2017 class by Scout.com.
He discussed why Indiana made his group of seven finalists.
“I like their coaching staff,” Waters said Thursday. “They’re all great guys. They produced guards like Yogi Ferrell and Victor Oladipo. I’d be more like Yogi Ferrell.
“He runs the team. He controls the tempo, plays hard, is very aggressive on defense and scores when his team needs him.”
His final seven are Georgetown, Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Connecticut, Kentucky and Yale.
At this point, he has yet to formally schedule any official visits.
He said he’s not sure if he’ll choose a college by November.
“I have no idea,” he said of his timetable.
Waters’ defense has stood out this summer, particularly at the NBPA Top 100 camp.
“I didn’t go to the camp saying I wanted to be the best defender or anything,” Waters said. “I’ve been working on defense all summer.
“I went to the camp and I became the No. 1 defender is what everyone is saying.”
Here in Las Vegas, Waters has shown very good quickness, tight handles and very good vision, not only to make a pass but to get the ball to a spot to set up a pass.
He’s calm and functions under duress. He has been shooting well from 3 — he had two 3s in a Saturday night game against Jose Alvarado and the New York Rends — has shown a floater and a dribble pull-up game. His on-ball defense continues to stand out. He has outstanding point guard demeanor and plays naturally like he’s in charge of his team.
He is on the smaller size of modern point guards and will need to continue to gain strength, but it hasn’t hampered his ability to play point guard a very high level.