Decision primer: 4-star 2017 point guard Tremont Waters

Scouting notes and the latest in the recruitment of four-star 2017 point guard Tremont Waters of Notre Dame-New Haven (Conn.) entering his announcement scheduled for 4 p.m. today.

Four-star 2017 point guard Tremont Waters of Notre Dame-New Haven (Conn.) plans to announce his college decision today.

The 5-foot-10 prospect ranked No. 36 nationally by scout.com has scheduled his announcement for 4 p.m. (ET) today.

Waters made official visits to Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky and Georgetown. He also made a follow-up unofficial visit to Georgetown this past weekend.

SCOUTING NOTES

(Mike Pegram:) Waters is a gear five guy, my favorite kind of point guard. Reminds me some of Nic Moore, former SMU guard from Warsaw. I like his shot better than Moore and he just has to learn when is a smart time to go early with the jumper and when to take some time and look to get teammates involved. He brings a no-nonsense approach to the position and does a good job of setting up wings for open jumpers. Really creative passer. Tenacious on defense which helps make his 5-foot-10 stature not the weakness it could be. Very vocal and confident on the court.

(Scout.com:) Waters is a very quick and slick ballhandler who knifes into the lane and delivers sizzling passes to teammates, either at the rim on spotting upon the perimeter. He's also a clever scorer and potentially disruptive defender. Waters stays in attack mode and possesses impressive ball handling ability. Waters has deep range on his shot and is a good shooter, when he's taking good shots.

Strengths: Attack mode, Ballhandling, passing. Areas to improve: 3-point range, mid-range game, strength.

QUOTES ON THE HOOSIERS

“I like their coaching staff. 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.” — Tremont Waters

ASSISTANT IN CHARGE

IU assistant Chuck Martin and IU coach Tom Crean led the recruitment of Waters.

THE COMPETITION

The main schools for Waters at the end look to be Georgetown and Indiana. Kansas and Kentucky also received official visits.

PBR TAKE

Mike Pegram: Waters had a big spring and looked Duke or Kentucky bound. But he settled in just out of five star range and loyalty started to become a bigger factor, helping schools like Georgetown and Indiana, two schools that weren't hot on the trail of higher ranked point guards. Last week's surprise visit to Georgetown was a clear indication that the Hoyas are in good position.

Point guard and a true post are arguably the most important positions on the court and that's why landing a point just outside five-star territory may be as big of a deal as landing a wing ranked in the top 20 nationally. Especially a take charge personality like Tremont Waters. 

Brian Snow: Tremont Waters is a gifted point guard who had a tremendous summer. He is someone who can run a team or score the ball at a pretty high clip. Indiana seemed to have momentum coming out of the summer, but it was never a sure thing with Tremont. His family wanted things to be kept low key, and for the most part it has on the recruiting trail. Now however all the momentum seems to be with Georgetown, and the Hoyas are the likely selection at 4 p.m. tonight.

Jeff Rabjohns: I was impressed with Waters’ defense and offense, especially for his size. He scored and passed on the move and used the dribble to threaten a defense, not just bounce the basketball, and create space for offensive opportunities for himself and teammates, especially in the post or moving toward the lane. He was named one of the top players at the NBPA Top 100 camp in June, and the way he disrupted opposing ball-handlers was a part of that. His recruitment took many turns, including Duke jumping in then jumping out, Kentucky’s pursuit then switch, an official visit to Kansas, Indiana really gaining ground and moving into a strong position then ultimately sources telling peegs.com on Tuesday afternoon that Georgetown is the expected destination.

(SEE ALSO: SCOUTING VIDEO: Summer scouting video 2017 point guard Tremont Waters)


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