The fallout to the disappointing Georgetown season begins. Four-star point guard Tremont Waters has asked for his release from Georgetown, his father told Adam Finkelstein of ESPN.
Waters is viewed as one of the best prospects in the nation. He ranks 33rd in the ESPN 300, the best player in the state of Connecticut. He signed his LOI with the Hoyas in October out of Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn.
Waters received offers from Connecticut, Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Yale.
While the reason for Waters wanting out of his commitment is unclear, Georgetown is coming off a disappointing season. The Hoyas will miss the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season after finishing ninth in the Big East — they were picked to finish fourth in the preseason. The Hoyas lost in the first round of the Big East Tournament to St. John’s dropping them to 14-18 on the season.
The latest dropoff has put head coach John Thompson III on the hot seat. The fan base has grown tired of the premature endings to the Hoyas seasons. Georgetown has just three NCAA tourney wins since Thompson led them to the Final Four in 2007. Chants of “Fire Thompson” had been heard recently during losses.