Tremont Waters, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard from Notre Dame High in West Haven, Conn., who is ranked No. 36 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, on Wednesday orally committed to Georgetown at a news conference in his high school gym.
Waters — he attended the Oct. 1 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas — had a final list of KU, Indiana, Kentucky, Connecticut, Duke, Georgetown and Yale.
However, he only had three hats (Indiana, Kentucky, Georgetown) in front of him on a table Wednesday, ultimately placing the Georgetown hat on his head after announcing for the Hoyas.
Waters and his dad, Ed, at the news conference cited Georgetown’s academics as a major reason for the choice. Waters’ dad said Tremont has a perfect 4.0 grade point average in high school.
KU, which has three scholarships to give in recruiting — more if any non-seniors turn pro — is recruiting point guard Collin Sexton, a 6-1 senior from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Ga., who is ranked No. 7 nationally by Rivals.com. He attended Late Night in the Phog as part of an official visit. He has visited Alabama, Oklahoma State and North Carolina State and also has Georgia and Georgia Tech on his list. Self made a visit Monday to Georgia to see Sexton, according to 247sports.com.
Trevon Duval, a 6-2 senior point guard from IMG Academy in Florida, also attended Late Night. Ranked No. 3 nationally, he has re-opened his recruitment after previously having a final group of KU, Arizona, California, Maryland, Oregon, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Southern California and Villanova.
Trae Young, a 6-2 combo guard from Norman (Okla.) North High who is ranked No. 14 by Rivals.com, will visit KU this weekend. He has a list of KU, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Washington and Texas Tech. He’s already visited Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas Tech and may not take a fifth visit.
KU has received a commitment from combo guard Marcus Garrett, a 6-5 senior combo guard from Dallas Skyline High, who is ranked No. 37 nationally by Rivals.com.
Also visiting KU this weekend will be Deng Gak, a 6-9 senior forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., who is ranked No. 91 nationally. He has a final list of KU, Miami and Florida according to Zagsblog.com. Indiana and Duke were initially on his list. Gak was born in Egypt and grew up in Australia before arriving in New Jersey for his junior year of high school.