New Haven’s Tremont Waters named NBA G League Rookie of the Year

Tremont Waters was named NBA G League Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 season, it was announced Thursday.

The New Haven native averaged 18.0 points, 7.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 36 games at point guard with the Maine Red Claws.

Waters also played 10 games with the Boston Celtics, who took him 51st overall (second round) in the 2019 NBA Draft. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 assists across 8.9 minutes per game.

“We are so happy for Tremont,” Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said in a release. “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.”

On June 4, the G League officially canceled the remainder of its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league initially suspended play on March 12, following the NBA’s lead. The NBA is preparing to resume its season next month at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

Waters was also named to the Midseason All-NBA G League team, the league’s equivalent to an All-Star team. He was the Player of the Month for November.; @DougBonjour

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