The 2016-17 season is over, but apparently, the Georgetown Hoyas are still losing.
Point guard Tremont Waters, the centerpiece of Georgetown’s 2017 recruiting class, doesn’t want to show up on the Hilltop after all, according to a report from ESPN.
Waters is a top PG & one of the most skilled players in the national class of 2017.— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) March 12, 2017
The Connecticut native, ranked 33d among the 2017 class by ESPN, signed his letter of commitment to Georgetown last fall. Though the Hoyas were coming off a losing record, expectations were high entering the 2016-17 season at least in terms of making the NCAA Tournament.
Instead, the Hoyas finished 14-18 including a 5-13 record in Big East games. Factor in Georgetown closed the year with six straight losses and missed the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years. All of that led to intense discussion, local and national, about the future of long-time head coach John Thompson III.
It’s not hyperbole to note many fans have clung to the idea of Waters being a possible sparkplug. Additional excitement stems from his playing position. Georgetown has often lacked viable point guard depth or star options at the position under Thompson
The 5-foot-11 Waters and 6-foot-7 forward Antwan Walker are the only members of the 2017 class.
Georgetown loses leading scorer Rodney Pryor to graduation along with center Bradley Hayes and forward Reggie Cameron.
UPDATE: Waters posted his thoughts via his Instagram account.