Father of former LSU basketball standout Tremont Waters found dead in hotel room
The father of former LSU basketball standout and current Boston Celtics player Tremont Waters was found dead of an apparent suicide in West Haven, Connecticut, according to the New Haven Register.
Police found Edward Waters Jr. unresponsive after they received a call about an injured person at the Super 8 Hotel around noon Thursday. Paramedics pronounced Waters dead at the scene, and the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled it a suicide Friday, per the report.
“He was an extremely dedicated father who put his son and family before himself. It’s a sad situation. You look at a lot of people who did what he did in believing in his son, and he really got him to where he is, to great heights,” Yale’s men’s basketball coach James Jones said, as he knows the family well. “Obviously, Tremont deserves a lot of the credit for that. But I don’t think Tremont gets to where he is now without his father.”
Tremont was recently drafted by the Boston Celtics on June 20 with the 51st overall pick. He signed his contract with the Celtics this week. Waters is the former co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2019, and he’s played in four Summer League games with the Celtics thus far. He’s averaging 10 points, 5.3 assists and two steals per game.