LSU freshman point guard Tremont Waters knocked down arguably the season’s best game-winner on Saturday to lift the Tigers over No. 11 Texas A&M.
Waters drained a heavily contested three from at least 30 feet away to give LSU the 69-68 SEC win. Although not a true buzzer-beater since 0.7 seconds were left on the clock, this is still a ridiculously cold-blooded look.
Waters finished with a game-high 21 points to move LSU to 10-4 on the season. Texas A&M, meanwhile, is in a freefall as injuries and suspensions have derailed a promising start with a three-game losing streak. The Aggies sit 0-3 in the SEC and need to figure things out quickly while getting healthy.
Everybody has been going crazy for Oklahoma guard Trae Young, so Waters gets lost a bit in the national freshman spotlight. But he’s averaging 17.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game with great shooting splits (48 % FG, 42% 3PT, 80% FT).
Maybe it’s time that Waters enters more of the discussion when it comes to the top freshmen in the country.