Notre Dame-West Haven’s Tremont Waters has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year, the company announced Monday. Waters is the first Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Notre Dame.
Waters, a 5-foot-11 guard, averaged 25.3 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 steals as Notre Dame completed its first undefeated regular season (20-0) and advanced to the SCC Championship game and Class LL state tournaments.
He is ranked as the nation’s No. 33 recruit in the Class of 2017 by ESPN and will play in the Jordan Brand Classic Game next month.
Waters has volunteered locally as a mentor for elementary school children and as a youth basketball coach.
“Tremont Waters has the ability to take over a game in so many ways, regardless of the opponents’ defensive strategy.” said Notre Dame head coach Jason Shea. “That’s what makes him the best player I have ever seen in my coaching career.”
Waters has maintained a B average in the classroom. He signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Georgetown University this fall, though he has recently asked the school for a release.