Highly touted point guard recruit Tremont Waters has asked to be released from his letter of intent with Georgetown, according to an ESPN report Saturday.
Waters — a 5-foot-11 prospect from New Haven, Conn. — earned a scholarship offer from Kentucky and appeared to be one of the Wildcats’ top point guard targets in the class of 2017 at one point last year, but UK eventually cooled on his recruitment, and Waters ultimately committed to Georgetown in October after also taking official visits to Indiana and Kansas. He signed with the Hoyas a few weeks later.
UK has since signed point guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, but the Cats could be looking for another backcourt player before next season. Freshman Hamidou Diallo is expected to be the only other scholarship guard on UK’s roster, if Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk all leave for the NBA Draft.
Waters is the No. 9 point guard and No. 37 overall player in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He averaged 13.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.1 steals while shooting 34.3 percent from three-point range on the Nike circuit last summer, playing on the same team as UK signee Nick Richards.
Several top programs — including Duke and Kansas — are still looking for point guards for next season.