ATLANTA --- On the opening night of the July evaluation period, Lindy Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Norman (Okla.) North, had a host of college coaches show up to evaluate him.
Among those in the crowd was North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson. The UNC coach had contacted Waters following the April evaluation periods and has since told him the Heels planned to track him in July.
“I talked to Robinson and also the head coach,” Waters said following a game at the adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale this week.
“They didn’t say much about offering, they just said they would come out and watch me in July and see where things go from there,” he added about UNC’s interest.
Waters said that he has scholarship offers from the likes of Oklahoma State, Harvard, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Mercer and Stephen F. Austin. All of those schools were watching him on Wednesday, as did many others.
“It’s going great so far,” he said of his recruitment. “More than I had expected before the spring. Everything just kind of blew up for me.”
Waters said he’s developed a list of favorites.
“Oklahoma State, Harvard and Iowa State - those would be the top three,” Waters said.
“They are just talking to me more and building a relationship,” he added.
Waters said he plans to cut his list down to five following the July evaluation periods and then begin taking official visits.
On the court, Waters has the reputation of a very good shooter and he certainly showed very good shot mechanics at the Uprising Finale.
He took threes, but had the most success on mid-range jump shots and showed he was comfortable attacking off the dribble and looking to create his own shot.
Waters has good size and length at 6-foot-5 and is a quality athlete. He’s also capable of making plays at the rim and in transition.
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