Indiana among seven finalists for 2017 point guard Tremont Waters

  • 07/14/2016 9:29 am in

One of the nation’s top point guards in the class of 2017, Tremont Waters, has Indiana as one of his seven finalists.

Waters, a 5-foot-11 guard from the South Kent School in Connecticut, announced his seven finalists last night on Twitter. His list includes Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, UConn and Yale.

Waters is ranked No. 40 nationally in the 247Composite and the No. 10 point guard in the 2017 class.

At last week’s Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, he averaged 15 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game for Expressions Elite.

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  • Ole Man

    And they’re all taller than this kid.
    Some by a considerable margin.

  • Ole Man

    Airplane fly over your house?

  • ForeverIU

    By leaving me out you made me look more important than I am. LOL.

  • Ole Man

    That’s a nasty dig. Was it necessary? Think you’ve earned my “crown”.

  • Ole Man

    Sorry, that’s not how it works.
    And even if it did, that isn’t worthy of a mike drop.

  • Ole Man

    Yogi was not known as a great defender until his senior year.

  • Ole Man

    Yogi was not always a “passer first” except for his frosh year.
    I remember many complaints on here about his lack of facilitating.

  • TomJameson

    Pretty sure I know what you’re talking about, but I’ve been doing a pretty good job of just flat out ignoring your “lap dog”, and not responding to him at all and in no way, and if he (and I guess you) takes something out of context, well it’s not my fault.

    Your crown … you mean being one of the strongest and most arduous IU BB fan to the point of strenuously arguing your viewpoint … or the part about making a lot of nasty “digs” of your own, but chastising others for doing the same? 🙂

  • ForeverIU

    You’re a liar. I didn’t chastise anyone here. You’re the one using this discussion to settle old scores. I’m no one’s “lap dog”. You’re a coward for hiding behind other posters and drawing them into your petty fight.

  • Bill Graham

    I agree. He’s got Wash written all over him.

  • Bill Graham

    True. But he was never known as a poor defender.

  • TomJameson

    Those are some pretty harsh words. I’d give a lot for you to stop hiding in the anonymity of the internet and say them to my face. Talk about a coward.

    Just ignore me like I do you. This is me, continuing to ignoring a piece of garbage.

  • ForeverIU

    You mean you’re not anonymous? Do you think I care if your real name is Tom or Jameson? I’ve been avoiding you. Haven’t you noticed? Why did you stick your nose into this one? It shows that I still annoy you. Guess what? Your lame cheerleader posts annoy me. I must admit, your “lap dog” image was pretty funny. But I’m not sure what upsets you about dogs. Dogs can school you in faith and honor. LOL.

  • Ole Man

    Tom, I haven’t made nasty digs in a couple of years at least; and you can look that up.
    As to strenuously debating a point; yes, all in good spirit.
    I thought your “dig” was more general than just one person.
    And see, you even took one at me in reply. “Lap dog?”
    Tut, tut.

  • Ole Man

    That he does, Bill.

  • Ole Man

    Er; that’s debatable….LOL!
    He had his “un-moments.”

  • TomJameson

    Hahahaha … That’s not a dig at you Tony, that would be a dig to the one who follows you around yapping and lapping.

    And yes, arguing in good spirit. 🙂

  • ForeverIU

    Considering that you are Mr. Stat the Fact, could you enlighten me with concrete evidence oh how I’m an Ole Man “yapper and lapper”? It just shows that you pick the cliche of day and magnify it with the Jameson Bullhorn. I’m going to call it the Tomhorn, LOL.

  • inLinE6

    Yeah I’d rather see Yogi shoot it than passing to Hollowell anyways… He was forced to take more shots in the 2nd and 3rd years. And he’s a way more complete player by senior year.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Ha! Where you been, Ole Man? Haven’t seen you in a while. Also, I was chatting with Forever about your name. Is it “Ole” as in a derivation of “old” or “Ole” like what a Spanish bullfighter says and you just couldn’t figure out how to do the accent mark? I’ve been wondering this since I started following ITH back when Cody Zeller committed……yeah……….that long………

  • SilentBob

    I feel bad for the kid if he was wanting to get recruited and look into playing for someone who he hadn’t been learning from his whole life. He is in a rough position now, cause the crazy fans of the other schools will obviously want him to just be merciful if he is to just end up at Washington.

  • SilentBob

    The kid is smooth no doubt, and he could probably help Duke or UK win a championship. I don’t think he can help us win a championship. I don’t think people fully understand how insanely athletic Yogi Ferrell, Tyler Ulis, and Isaiash Thomas are for short guys. This guy doesn’t have the same power in his hips. If boxing was on the same level of popularity as basketball, all three of those guys would have been high quality boxers.

    I like his his game, it’s fun to watch, but I don’t like the fit for us. At least for now. And with the amount of guards we have stored up, and are in the running for, I think it’s smart to pass.

  • Kyl470

    I’m so confused. Do we have IU fans on this site that really don’t want one of the top PG’s in the 2017 class? Would people rather us find a 6’5″ two star PG vs. this 4/5 star player?

  • Ole Man

    Old as in me and Moses hung together.
    LOL!

  • HuntinHoosier86

    I’m with ya. Just been wondering for years and finally had the courage to create a profile on ITH last fall while the season was going on. I told Forever the other day that your debates with other posters on here help to get me through the work day! LOL

  • sarge

    You might be right about their athleticism, but I never judge a player based on height alone. There are many physical and mental factors that make great players. If it were only about height than Manute Bol and George Muresan would’ve been great NBA players. I always guarded the other teams best offensive player and I am a short guy. I was quick enough to deny them the ball and athletic enough to block shots and keep them off the blocks in the post. It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

  • Arch Puddington

    So it would seem. This whole discussion has been mystifying.

  • Ole Man

    Thanks, HH! I appreciate that! LOL.

  • SilentBob

    It should go without saying that it’s both the “size” and the “heart.” What a dog loses in height it must make up else where in speed, balance, precision, Intelect, stamina etc. He has precision, balance, and Intelect down. But I don’t think it’s enough.

  • sarge

    I humbly disagree. He has a very good point guard skill set, especially at the college level. He is highly ranked for a reason, and I would take him in a second if he wanted to commit. With so many high level offers, I don’t think that I am the minority. He is obviously outplaying other guards, probably bigger guards, to achieve such a high ranking.

  • SilentBob

    Oh I’m sure he is murdering guys larger than him right now, but it doesn’t say much. One, this point guard class is garbage. And secondly, big guards are probably used to just using their size to bully little guards. I’m not saying he won’t be a good college player, but with our current structure and pieces, I think a Nick Weatherspoon helps us get closer to a championship than this guy.

    He doesn’t have the kind of speed and power to bring the ball up like Yogi did. Or be the one man press breaker he was. His handles are tight, but lacks explosion. Looks like he has really small hands (Trumped him lol) and that might have something to do with it. I don’t see him being able to turn the corner and get the ball downhill like Tom does.

    But I’m not a professional scout, and I know Crean knows much more than me. I just see this crap in baseball too much, where this little tiny speedster prospect will impress with his “advanced” approach at the plate, but gets steamrolled once they get to double A. Where pitchers have flawless change up mechanics, the defenses are more skilled, and the scouting reports are thicker.

  • SilentBob

    Also let me add in, I’m a Celtics fan, I love Isaiah Thomas. He is better than a whole lot of big guards. I’ll still take Westbrook, Lowry, and others over him. And have a very hard time seeing us truly compete for a championship with Thomas as a starting guard

  • sarge

    That guy is the least of the Celtics problems, he can ball. There are other pieces on that squad that need an upgrade first. At least you got a great coach and a lot of draft picks to work with. The Celtics are trending in the right direction. Do you think Thomas is a defensive liability at his height?

  • SilentBob

    He isn’t a defensive asset, I’ll say that much. And when he goes on the market looking for a lot of money in two years, we better be prepared to let him walk. Which is why I say stay complacent for now, unless we just get cut a hell of deal. Or Russ, by some miracle agrees to sign an extension, and then we by some miracle can clear cap room and make a trade without butchering our roster and assets.

    People are undervaluing our Brooklyn picks right now, and I’m thankful Ainge is smart enough realize that. Okafor isn’t the type of center ya wanna pair with Horford, especially at their price demand. And Noel will be searching for a max next summer in an even crazier free agency market. We would have his bird rights, but I don’t want to give Noel the money he will be asking for.

    Our system is a great fit for Thomas, I don’t think he is nescarily the best fit for that system though. He shoots it at an okay clip I guess, and is a rather unimpressive distributor. He makes plays cause this team lacks playmakers, I’ve seen what he did with a young “star” in Boogie. I’ve seen Horford play on impressive schematic teams already and come up short. And I’ve seen Russ, my favorite player, paired with the most natural scorer in the NBA and come up short. I’m not sold on that trio having a decent shot at the Cavs, let alone the Warriors. So for now I say we should stay still, and hatch some of our eggs and see how the market changes.

    Sorry for the long reply, been a long off season.