Ed Waters Jr. was the basketball dad who did not want to define his son's basketball. His son Tremont Waters, the second round of the Boston Celtics in last month's draft.
On Thursday, police in West Haven, Conn, found a place where Tremont Waters, Ed Waters Jr, had died in a local hotel, according to reports. The Associated Press reported that Ed Waters Jr had died it is suicide. It was 49 years old.
Later days, Saturday, Tremont Waters began the Celtics in the NBA Las Vegas Summer Contract while crying his father. His family flew out of the East Coast to watch him during the game, according to the Boston Herald.
“From the Celtics side, from the top down everyone has as much as possible to offer and do to help him, it is obvious that this is far more important than the summer league basketball,” said Celtics assistant coach, Scott Morrison, according to the Boston Globe. “His choice was to stay and play. He felt that this was his preferred way of dealing with it.
“I thought it was great, especially with all those circumstances. So we are here to support him and to do everything we can to help him. It's just a very regrettable story. ”
The Globe, an anonymous source, reported that Tremont Waters He was also playing Thursday night after his father's death.
Ed Waters Jr was proud to help him guide his son. Tremont Waters was 13 years old when someone told him that he was an NBA player. Through the high school, he was the best college. His parents, Ed and Vanessa, called “Staff Waters” as their main support system.
“We all know that responsibility is responsible,” said Ed Waters Jr. New Haven Register in 2013 and Tremont was in the prep school. “So now, we try to keep it humble and focused on the things that Staff Waters got here, and what we have to do to stay here. It is a work ethic, it means, and we remember the reason we were involved in this. ”
Ed Waters Jr. made his son look at ESPN “30 for 30” about athletes with financial issues, according to the Program, and told the paper that he wanted to go to a postgraduate college.
“I always taught him how to be a wonderful young man. What I love about sports, basketball teaches leadership to him, how for example to be an example, and how to be responsible for others, ”he said. “I just want to get a degree one day from college and be able to nurture his own children later in life. We love basketball, but it is all about what kind of young man it will be, what kind of husband, what kind of father, leader in his own community. ”
Against this background, Tremont Waters were set off on firm ground as it embarked on its journey to the NBA. In high school, he was named Gatorade player of the year 2017 at Connecticut. He started right away at a point guard in college at LSU, and he met a late basket for Maryland to reach the NCAA competition in March. He decided to proceed after his sophomore seasons at LSU.
During the summer drama, Tremont Waters and 5.3 had an average of 10 points per game. Just days before his father's death, he was a two way contract was signed with Boston to share the time between the Celtics and their affiliates G League, the Maine Red Claws.
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