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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Talented scorer and playmaker with exceptional quickness.
- Plays with confidence.
- Shows terrific vision off the bounce.
- Pesky defender with a knack for generating steals.
- Favorite NBA players are LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
- Played football and baseball in High School.