247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Slater, one of the most trusted Crystal Ball prognosticators on that website, logged a prediction in favor of Western Kentucky for highly touted point guard Tremont Waters on Friday night.
Waters, who played in Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, is the No. 37 overall recruit in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The 5-foot-11 point guard from New Haven, Conn., had scholarship offers from UK, Duke and Kansas, among others, at one point last summer, and he signed with Georgetown in the fall.
He has since been released from his letter of intent — following the firing of Hoyas Coach John Thompson III — and is now looking at other schools.
Western Kentucky already has the No. 12 recruiting class in the country for 2017, according to the 247Sports rankings, a group led by McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson, Top 100 shooting guard Josh Anderson and Kentucky Mr. Basketball Taveion Hollingsworth.
A commitment from Waters would give WKU the No. 5 recruiting class nationally, according to the 247Sports “Class Calculator.”