Chicago Bulls Draft: Under the radar point guard prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Tremont Waters
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Tremont Waters, LSU

One of the main reasons the LSU Tigers found themselves in the Sweet 16 this year was because of the nitty, gritty play of point guard Tremont Waters. The Tigers went as Waters went, and until they ran into the no. 2 seed Michigan State Spartans, they had a nice run in this year’s tournament.

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Waters screams backup point guard in the NBA. While that might not be a compliment to some, I truly mean it as one. He’s a hustler. Despite his size at 5-foot-11, Waters is a tough-nosed guard who knows what it means to work.

He’s a fine distributor (5.8 assists per game in 2018-2019) and what he lacks in size, he makes up for in effort. While he can turn the ball over in spurts at times, Waters is an exciting player. He won’t light up the scoreboard every night, but has shown the ability to do so (eight 20-plus-point games last year, including a 36-point outing against Texas A&M).

One thing I like most about Waters is that he knows he is small. He hits the glass hard, even though he’s smaller than just about anyone out there. Waters is going to have a tough time matching up defensively in the NBA, and will have to craft his game a bit more to keep up with the likes of those bigger point guards. However, I think he ultimately finds a home as a backup in the next couple of years.