Celtics select Tremont Waters with No. 51 pick
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With the No. 51 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected LSU point guard Tremont Waters.

Over the past two seasons, Waters has provided the Tigers with some steady play at the one. The 21-year-old made an impact on both ends, leading LSU in scoring, assists, and steals during his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Waters broke Ben Simmons' freshman school record of 198 dimes and earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors during the 2017-18 season. He entered his name in the NBA draft following the campaign before ultimately returning to school. Waters averaged 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 2.9 steals per contest across 33 appearances during the 2018-19 season en route to being named first-team All-SEC.


Position: PG
School: LSU
College experience: Sophomore
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 172 lbs
Wingspan: 6-foot-2
Max vertical: 40.5 inches

What the analysts are saying

  • "Waters is a shifty guard who is a tremendous passer out of pick-and-roll. He can also knock down pull-up jumpers from distance, although length could be an issue for him at the next level." - The Athletic's Sam Vecenie
  • "Waters’ overall feel is impressive, and while his 3-point shot has been a little streaky and his height will probably render him a liability on defense, he certainly has the chops to make it work as a backup point guard at the NBA level. It will come down to whether he can bring enough offensively to stay on the floor in spite of his size, which is likely to be an uphill climb." - Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo
Celtics select Tremont Waters with No. 51 pick
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