It appears LSU basketball has a new star in freshman Tremont Waters. After the point guard scored 27 points in LSU’s season-opening win vs Alcorn State, he scored 21 in LSU’s 77-75 win over Michigan on Monday night in the Maui Invitational quarterfinals.
Michigan led by nine points with just over five minutes left, but LSU came back and took the lead with 1:15 left on an incredible play by Waters and teammate Skylar Mays.
After Mays knocked the ball away from Michigan’s Eli Brooks, Waters dove for the ball between two Michigan defenders and — while on the ground — threw a no-look reverse pass to Mays, who then threw down a nice jam:
A few minutes before that, Waters showed off his dribbling skills, quickness, and shooting range with this nasty stepback three:
And earlier in the second half, he had an incredible spin move between two defenders before finishing with this seemingly impossible diving layup:
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— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) November 21, 2017
If you stay up late tonight, you can see more of Waters when LSU takes on No. 13 Notre Dame in the Maui Invitational semifinals at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN.