UNC Interested in Waters

Tremont Waters came up big in the month of July and North Carolina took notice.

LAS VEGAS -- Tremont Waters has emerged as a national name in the 2017 class.

The 5-foot-10 floor general from South Kent, Conn. made waves this spring and summer as a true point guard who can also score in unique ways.

One of the better passers in his class, Waters prides himself on having the ball in his hands and making the right basketball play.

"I'd like to say I'm a leader on the court. Pass-first type of point guard," Waters said. "If my team needs a bucket, I will go out and get a bucket and just get the win for us.

"Being able to run the team and get clean shots for my teammates [is my strength]."

Waters claims scholarship offers from Miami, Michigan, Purdue, St. John's, Stanford, UConn and Yale while Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Notre Dame are showing interest.

Schools are starting to get in contact more-and-more with Waters during the recruiting process and a North Carolina assistant has been in touch with Waters's father, Edward.

"I haven't really been hands-on with it, my dad has been more hands-on than me. I'm just playing basketball and letting everything come to me," Waters said.

Waters has spoken to coaches on the phone who have been recruiting him for a bit, but he's open in the recruiting process. He did indicate that he would entertain interest from schools entering the picture this summer, including North Carolina.

"Obviously, Michael Jordan went there. It's always been a good place to go," Waters said.

During July, Waters ran with the New England Playaz in the adidas events. At the adidas Uprising Summer Championships, Waters averaged 15.2 points, and 5.5 assists over six games for his team in the event. Most memorably, with Roy Williams and Hubert Davis in attendance at the adidas All-American Camp in New York City in mid-July, Waters had a 32-point, 9-assist, 6-steal outing in which he connected on 6-of-10 three-point attempts.

"Overall I've been playing pretty good. July is a stressful but fun month with a lot of camps and tournaments," Waters said. "So I'm still trying to find time to get in the gym and put up shots and everything. Overall, it's been successful."

Scout Evaluations

"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. He's been drawing comparisons to current Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis because of the way he plays and runs his team." -- Evan Daniels

"Albeit on the smaller side compared with most college floor general prospects, Waters concedes nothing either physically or mentally. Matched against players the caliber of Kobi Simmons and Josh Langford, 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. 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." -- Rob Harrington

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