Tremont
Waters
Position: PG
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 172 lbs
School/Club: LSU
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: 01/10/1998

About Tremont Waters

Tremont Waters is a talented playmaker with great quickness and creativity as a passer. He emerged as one of the top floor generals in prep basketball. Waters finished his career at Notre Dame High School widely regarded as one of the top-40 prospects in the high school class of 2017 after making an appearance at the Jordan Brand Classic. Developing as one of the top point guards in the SEC as a true freshman at LSU, Waters helped the Tigers to an NIT appearance. Averaging nearly identical numbers to those he posted as a freshman, Waters contributed 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 2.8 steals per game as a sophomore to guide a young LSU team to a Sweet Sixteen appearance and earn All-SEC 1st Team honors.

  • Not especially big for a point guard measured at 5’10.75 in shoes with a 6’2.25 wingspan and a 172-pound  frame  at  the  NBA  Combine. Nonetheless, has an impressive blend of speed and explosiveness.

  • Uses his ability getting to spots to set the table for others carrying LSU’s offense for long stretches with his ability to create offense. Dynamic passer with a tight handle. Ranked among the most prolific ball screen passers in the country last season, made jump  shots at a strong clip, and showed some craftiness making things happen inside.

Defensive Analysis

  • Aggressive, pesky defender whose quickness and instincts allow him to force turnovers at a very strong rate defending on the ball.  Not especially tall or versatile, but did a nice job executing and competing last season.
  • Allowed 0.667 points per Isolation possession [67th percentile] as he held his own one-on-one at the college level.

Career Highlights

  • One of five finalists for the 2018-19 Bob Cousy Award, honoring the nation’s top point guard.
  • 2018-19 SEC Co-Defensive Player of Year.
  • 2018-19 All-SEC First Team and All-Defensive Team selection
  • 2017-18 All-SEC Freshman Team choice.
  • First SEC Freshman to average at least 15.0 points and 5.0 assists since Kentucky’s John Wall (2009-10).
  • Set LSU Sophomore and Freshman marks for total assists. 

Sophomore (2018-19)

  • Led the SEC and ranked fourth nationally in steals (2.91 spg).
  • Set a school record with 96 steals.
  • Ranked second in the SEC in assists (5.8 apg)
  • Led a talented LSU team in scoring (15.3 ppg).
  • Scored a season-high 36 points at Texas A&M (Jan. 30).
  • Hit a game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left to beat Maryland and help LSU reach the Sweet 16. 

Strengths

  • Talented scorer and playmaker with exceptional quickness.
  • Plays with confidence.
  • Shows terrific vision off the bounce.
  • Pesky defender with a knack for generating steals. 

Personal

  • Favorite NBA players are LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
  • Played football and baseball in High School. 
     

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