Former LSU Guard Tremont Waters’ Father Commits Suicide
Our hearts go out to the former LSU Tigers guard Tremont Waters and his family as his father, Edward Waters Jr. (49) was found dead in a New Haven, CT hotel Thursday afternoon in an apparent suicide.
On Friday the state Office of the Chief Medical examiner confirmed the report that Edward Waters Jr., killed himself.
Tremont Waters left LSU after his sophomore year to enter the NBA Draft and was selected in the second round, 51st overall by the Boston Celtics.
Waters has played well over his first four games in the Las Vegas Summer League where he's averaged 10 points and five assists starting all four games.
Boston doesn't play again until Saturday afternoon and it's not known if he's with the team or not but you'd have to imagine he's back home in Connecticut with his family at this time.
During an interview with the New Haven Register in 2013 Edward Waters Jr. had this to say about his son and sports in general.
“What I love about sports, basketball teaches him leadership, how to lead by example, and how to be responsible for other people,” Edward Waters Jr. said. “I just want him to one day get a degree from college and be able to feed himself, his loved ones, his kids later on in life.
“We love basketball, but it’s all about what type of young man he’s going to be, what type of husband, what type of father, a leader in his own community.”