BOSTON (CBS) –While Tacko Fall has garnered much of the attention among Celtics rookies this season, Tremont Waters put together a stellar season for the Maine Red Claws — Boston’s G League affiliate. And on Thursday, Waters took home honors as the G League’s Rookie of the Year.
In his 36 games with Maine, Waters averaged 18 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game, leading the Red Claws to a 28-14 record and Atlantic Division title. Waters was also named to the Midseason All-NBA G League team and the G League Player of the Month for November.READ MORE: Fall Out Boy Pulls Out Of Fenway Park Concert With Green Day, Weezer After Positive COVID Test
“We are so happy for Tremont,” Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said of the rookie. “He had a fantastic G League season on both ends of the court, and continued to improve all the facets of his game while leading a winning team. This recognition is well-deserved.”
Tremont Waters' G League highlights are just absurd. I clipped together a few of them: pic.twitter.com/0pkrMGjEMkREAD MORE: LIST: These Retailers Have Updated Their Face Mask Policies For Customers, Employees
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Waters, who is on a two-way contract with the Celtics, was the 51st overall selection out of LSU in the 2019 NBA Draft. He played in 10 games for the Celtics as a rookie, averaging 3.3 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 8.9 minutes per game.MORE NEWS: Moving Truck 'Storrowed' Near Mass General, Causing Traffic Delays
After an impressive showing in the G League, Waters has a good shot to take over as Boston’s backup point guard next season.