BROOKLYN -- When he signed with Georgetown during the fall, four-star point guard Tremont Waters didn't expect to be in this position. But, things fell apart for John Thompson III, Waters asked for a release and Thompson ultimately lost his job.
That leaves the high scoring 5-foot-11 floor general from West Haven (Conn.) Notre Dame back at the beginning of the recruiting process. After playing in the Jordan Brand Classic last week, he's hoping to dive right in and do his best to enjoy the process a second time while making a timely decision.
"It's a whole new process that I'm trying to enjoy," said Waters. "Not in the sense of take forever but enjoy because there are new colleges coming after me."
Even though he has gotten a release from Georgetown, the Hoyas remain a big part of the process and Waters enjoyed his in home visit with Patrick Ewing.
"It was good," said Waters of meeting with Ewing. "He pretty much pitched everything, and re-pitched stuff that would be different like the offense and how he would run things. He would have more of an NBA style offense because he played in the league a very long time. He compared me to Kemba Walker."
Since getting his release from Georgetown, various programs have been rumored to be involved with Waters. However, as of Friday night he says that he's only spoken directly with two other programs.
"I've heard from Creighton and Western Kentucky, Creighton was there before but is kind of re-entering the process," said Waters. "Those are the only two that I've talked to. My dad has probably been talking to other coaches but I've been (at Jordan Brand) and working out so he's been dealing with it."
Because he used official visits to Georgetown, Indiana, Kentucky and Kansas during his initial recruitment, Waters only has one official visit left. He wants to be choosy with it and most importantly he wants to look very closely into the stability of the coaching situation at any schools he considers.
"I took four visits so I only have one," said Waters. "I would most definitely take more time and look into the coaching standpoint. Going into Georgetown, before, I didn't really look at how the coaches were being talked about.
"I heard about (John Thompson) being fired and everything but I didn't really listen to it. I watched the games and the season and how everything went. It didn't go too well so they actually ended up firing him. I've just got to make sure that I look into the coaches more this time."