Ed Waters confirmed Friday that his son, Division I point guard prospect and New Haven resident Tremont Waters has transferred to Notre Dame-West Haven High from South Kent Prep.
Waters, a 5-foot-10 senior, is currently ranked second in Connecticut and third in New England according to the New England Recruiting Report. He recently reduced his list of Division I schools to seven: UConn, Yale, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Indiana and Georgetown.
“For multiple reasons, we are super-excited he is allowed to come home. My wife (Vanessa Waters) loves the fact that he will be close to home again,” Ed Waters said. “We don’t knock God’s plan. We roll with things. Things happen for a reason. This would be a good environment for (Tremont) to continue on the course he has been on.”
Waters said he had attended several of Notre Dame’s games over the last couple of years. Tremont is friends with Tim Dawson, a guard for the Green Knights.
The Green Knights lost Register All-State selection Ben Bagnoli from last year’s Class L quarterfinal-round appearance last year, but return the trio of Dawson, guard Connor Raines and forward Jalanni White and among others.
“(Coach Jason) Shea runs an organized system,” Ed Waters said. “Tremont being a point guard, you want the other kids to listen to him and want to play with him and not have a stigma against him. He’s a traditional, old-school point guard.”
Shea said he is “delighted to have a great person and a great basketball player come to Notre Dame.”
The Waters family was also impressed with the academics at Notre Dame. Tremont Waters was an A student at South Kent.
Waters averaged 25 points per game for South Kent last season, earning a First Team All-NEPSAC AAA selection. Coach Kelvin Jefferson left the program in the off-season and was replaced by Bill Barton.
Ed Waters said Tremont has not made any official visits yet, but has ones scheduled to Indiana, Georgetown and Kansas so far.
“I want my son to continue his dialogue with teams and comfortable who he should play for,” Ed Waters said. “We are not rushing this decision. This isn’t a four-year decision, it’s a 40-year decision.”