LSU’s Tremont Waters is one of the most spectacular playmakers in the country

Tremont Waters

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Everybody from Connecticut already knew how nasty Tremont Waters is.

Now, the rest of the college hoops-watching country is finding out, too.

The LSU freshman point guard went off 39 points in the Maui Invitational against Marquette on Wednesday night, a Tigers tournament record.

He shot 13-for-22 from the field and 5-of-11 from three, and also came up with five steals and four assists. LSU lost the game, 94-84.

Waters was similarly spectacular against Michigan earlier in the tournament, when he went for 21 and made three crucial plays down the stretch, including knocking down a 3 and finding Skylar Mays on a no-look pass for the go-ahead dunk. He also made the two top plays on SportsCenter that night, a behind-the-head pass to a teammate, and an insane, falling-down circus shot.

LSU won, 77-75.

This is just what Waters does, as the rest of college basketball is soon to find out.

The kid from New Haven, Conn. (represent!) is special, and no matter how long he’s at LSU, he’s going to give the Tigers a chance against anybody. He’s been up-and-down so far, as Notre Dame held him to just eight points on 2-of-7 shooting in a 92-53 demolition in the Maui semis, but when he’s on, this kid is one of the most spectacular playmakers in the country.

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