Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Tremont Waters is taking a visit to LSU beginning today (Wednesday), sources confirmed to ZAGSBLOG.
Scout.com first reported the news on Tuesday.
The 5-foot-11 Waters out of Notre Dame High School (CT) previously signed with Georgetown and then asked for his release in March before John Thompson III was fired and Patrick Ewing was hired.
“At the start of the season I saw Tweets on media about Coach Thompson being fired and there were rumors about it as the season started to go on and it just wasn’t looking good,” he said at the Jordan Classic in April. “The season didn’t go that well and more and more and more Tweets and stories started to come out about him being fired so I didn’t want to go into that situation. I wanted to go into a situation where I didn’t have to worry about my coach being fired, so I just asked for my release.”
Asked then when he might decide, he said, “I’m not going to put a timeframe on it, just as soon as possible.”
UConn and Georgetown are among the other schools linked to Waters, ranked No. 32 in the Class of 2017 by ESPN.com.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.