ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported on Wednesday that highly rated high school point guard Tremont Waters has committed to play for Georgetown.
ESPN has Waters ranked as the No. 32 overall recruit in the nation and seventh among point guards. He is a bit undersized at just 5-11, but scouts praise his combination of elite ball-handling and “electrifying” quickness. He spent time earlier this year with the Nike EYBL circuit and averaged 13.4 points, five assists and four steals with the Expressions Elite.
Borzello says that the other finalist for Waters’ services was Indiana, but he had also made official visits to Yale, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and UConn. Indiana was thought to be the frontrunner until Waters took a surprise visit to Georgetown last weekend for the second time in six weeks.
He is also notably Georgetown’s first commitment of the 2017 class. The Hoyas were thought to have three-star swingman Tyler Foster locked up earlier in the summer, but he de-committed from the school in June. ESPN reports that Georgetown remains in the mix for five-star guard Troy Brown, four-star guard David Beatty as well as three-star guard Jamir Moultrie and forward Antwan Walker.
Waters is the highest-ranked Georgetown recruit since 16th-ranked Isaac Copeland decided to join the team ahead of the 2014-2015 season.
The Hoyas failed to qualify for a postseason tournament last season for the first time since the 2003-2004 campaign. They haven’t made it beyond the third-round of the NCAA Tournament since their Final Four run in 2006-2007. Georgetown’s 15-18 overall record last season was the school’s worst mark to date under head coach John Thompson, III.