|No. 51 – Boston Celtics|
|Born||January 10, 1998|
New Haven, Connecticut
|Nationality||American / Puerto Rican|
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||172 lb (78 kg)|
|High school||Notre Dame|
(West Haven, Connecticut)
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tremont Waters (born January 10, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the LSU Tigers.
Early life and high school career
Waters played for Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut. He tried out for the Puerto Rico national basketball team's U-17 squad in 2015. As a senior, he was selected for the Jordan Brand Classic. He initially committed to Georgetown but decommitted after coach John Thompson III was fired. Ranked number 37 overall in his high school class by Rivals.com, Waters committed to LSU and coach Will Wade on June 5, 2017. Waters was the 2017 Gatorade and Register State Player of the Year in Connecticut.
On November 22, 2017, Waters scored a season-high 39 points on 13-of-22 shooting in a 94-84 loss to Marquette. As a freshman at LSU, Waters averaged 15.9 points, 6.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. His 198 assists broke the school record for assists by a freshman set by Ben Simmons. Waters was named to the Freshman All-SEC team and was the Freshman of the Year in Louisiana. After the season, Waters entered his name in the 2018 NBA draft but did not hire an agent to preserve his collegiate eligibility. He announced his return to LSU for his sophomore season on May 29, 2018.
On June 20, 2019, Waters was selected with the 51st overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. Waters played for the Celtics during the 2019 NBA Summer League season and averaged 10.0 points, 5.3 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in 22.5 minutes through the first four games helping the Celtics clinch the number one seed going into the tournament.
On July 12, 2019, Waters' father was found dead at a Super 8 Hotel room in West Haven, Connecticut in an apparent suicide. Despite this tragic, unexpected loss, Waters played 32 minutes in the tournament game the following day, July 13. The Celtics fell short to the Grizzlies and were eliminated from Summer League Championship contention despite a 16 point effort from Waters. Waters concluded his 2019 Summer League run leading the team in minutes per game as well as averaging 11.2 points, a team high 4.8 assists, and 2.0 steals.
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- Halley, Jim (April 13, 2017). "Jordan Brand Classic: Tremont Waters testing the recruiting waters again". USA Today. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Payne, Terrence (June 5, 2017). "Tremont Waters commits to LSU". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Borges, David (May 17, 2018). "New Haven's Tremont Waters working to get better on and off the court". New Haven Register. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "Marquette beats LSU 94-84 for third in Maui". ESPN. Associated Press. November 22, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Lopez, Andrew (April 24, 2018). "LSU freshman guard Tremont Waters enters name for NBA Draft". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
- Miller, Brody (May 30, 2018). "Tremont Waters returning to LSU for sophomore season". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved July 18, 2018.