Tremont Waters to announce college decision Wednesday

Indiana could add another player to its 2017 recruiting class as soon as Wednesday afternoon.

Tremont Waters, a four-star point guard from New Haven, Conn., is set to choose a college, according to a report from the New Haven Register. IU, Kentucky, Duke, Connecticut, Georgetown, Kansas and Yale are all in the running for Waters, considered the No. 10 point guard in the class.

The 5-foot-11 Waters took an official visit to Bloomington on Sept. 24. This spring and summer, He averaged 13.4 points and 5.0 assists across 21 travel games on the Nike circuit with New England-based outfit Expressions Elite.

From the New Haven Register:

When reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, Ed Waters, Tremont’s father, said the list has been reduced to four, but wouldn’t say which four. He said the family would discuss it further Tuesday evening.

“I now can see why people take so long to make a decision. They want to be 110 percent sure,” Ed Waters said. “This is a commitment you have to live with for 40 years.”

Waters confirmed that Kentucky coach John Calipari “was here three times”, Kansas coach Bill self once, Georgetown coach John Thompson III twice, but not UConn coach Kevin Ollie. He also said Indiana sent an assistant. Waters said he gets calls from various people interested in his son’s decision “between four to seven times a day.”

3 comments

  1. If IU only sent an assistant coach, relative to the other heavy hitters visiting him in person, it sounds to me as if IU never really invested in signing this kid. That’s not sour grapes, just the obvious conclusion based on which schools made the biggest effort.

  2. Always hard to say what’s actually going on behind the scenes of recruiting. Maybe IU knew they were more of a distant choice then the media made it appear. Maybe it was family, location, or relationships that were discussed behind closed doors or on the phone. I’m sure Crean invested his and his staffs time based on what he felt was best. IU missed out, but so did U.K., Duke, Kansas, Virgina, and UCONN among others. If he didn’t want to be a Hoosier then I’m glad he chose elsewhere. Crean has had a lot of bust recruiting classes that have sen us back. “The movement” resulted in Yogi…which still made it a great class. Jerkin, Perea, Patterson, and Hollowell were all busts. The following year resulted in a year with Vonleh that wasn’t very good….Troy Williams for 3 years…and an injury plagued Hartman. Robinson, Fischer, and Davis were all busts. Johnson, Blackmon, and Zeisloft have been pretty solid. Last years recruiting class was Creans best and this year may be better. It’s amazing with all those busts that we were big ten champs two out of four years. Had we not had all the bust how much further forward would the program be? We seem to thrive with 3 or 4 star kids who have something to prove. Kids that want to be at IU,and recognize the school offers them all the big time amenities to show case the hard work they put in to get better.

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