After committing to the Hoyas last October, four-star point guard Tremont Waters out of West Haven, Connecticut has requested his release from Georgetown University.
If he's released, Waters will be free to sign with any college program he wants to yet again, Waters will surely have numerous teams fighting hard for his commitment. Should Kentucky try again to lure Waters in?.
Waters is a 5'11" point guard that can do a lot of things. Most notably he can shoot, which is what is most worrisome about next year's team for Kentucky. While Quade Green and Shai Alexander are phenomenal guards, they are primarily driving guards that are limited on the perimeter.
The same is for Hamidou Diallo, the projected best player for the Wildcats next season. Waters would add solid guard depth and potential perimeter shooting that could be a huge difference maker in the future.
While Waters is a four-star recruit now, he is a valuable prospect due to the obvious lack of point guards in the 2017 class. With the exception of Trevon Duval, Waters instantly becomes the most valuable point guard left in the recruiting market with the few other top players already committed.
The negatives of Waters' value is that schools that have yet to have a solid point guard commit to them, such as Kansas and Duke, offer potentially more minutes to him than Kentucky may be able to.
Having two point guard commits already may cause Waters to steer away from Kentucky. What's good for Kentucky is that Kansas has Malik Newman coming in from transfer next season, and Duke has no definitive answers to whether Frank Jackson or Luke Kennard are returning after this season. There is still much to be told.
Wherever Tremont Waters goes, he will benefit that program with great play and will likely be there for multiple seasons. Waters may not have the height, but he certainly has the game. We can only hope that John Calipari and company can lure Waters to Lexington.