- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Georgetown has found its point guard of the future.

Tremont Waters, a 5-foot-11 four-star point guard from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut, verbally committed to the Hoyas on Wednesday during a press conference at his school.

Waters committed after he took an unofficial visit to Georgetown last Friday for Hoya Madness.

“After many discussions with my parents I will be attending Georgetown University,” Waters said.

Waters is ranked No. 32 on ESPN’s Top 100 and No. 37 on 247Sports’ Top 247. He is the highest ranked guard to commit to the Hoyas since D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera in 2011. He is the No. 6 point guard in Scout Hoops and No. 36 overall.

Waters picked the Hoyas over Duke, Kentucky, Indiana, Connecticut, Kansas and Yale. He is the first from the Class of 2017 to commit to the Hoyas, which now has two scholarships available for next season.

He made his decision after speaking with his family on Tuesday night.

“I now can see why people take so long to make a decision. They want to be 110 percent sure,” Waters‘ father Ed Waters told the New Haven Register on Tuesday. “This is a commitment you have to live with for 40 years.”

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels tweeted “Tremont Waters is a significant pledge for John Thompson III. Crafty, good facilitator & high-level shot maker from 3.”

On Nike EYBL circuit this summer, Waters averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and shot 38.2 percent from three for Expressions Elite.

There will be plenty of room in the Hoyas backcourt for Waters after next season. L.J. Peak, Tre Campbell and Jonathan Mulmore will each be seniors next year while Jagan Mosely will only be a sophomore.

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