The father of former LSU basketball star Tremont Waters was found dead in a hotel room Thursday afternoon, according to a report.
Ed Waters Jr., 49, was found at a Super 8 Motel in West Haven, Connecticut after police responded to a report of an ill or injured person, police said.
#BREAKING It is with sadness that I must report the father of newly drafted .@NBA .@celtics player #TremontWaters, Mr. Ed Waters, was found dead Thurs in #WestHaven. Circumstances of his death unclear at this time. Sending my deepest condolences to the Waters family. #CTnews pic.twitter.com/Wtx8mACqGf— Mario Boone, Jou. (@MarioBooneTV) July 12, 2019
The state's medical examiner ruled the death to be a suicide, according to a report from the New Haven Register.
Waters a New Haven, Connecticut native, starred for LSU the past two seasons and led the team to an SEC regular season title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. He entered the NBA draft after his sophomore season and was selected No. 51 overall by the Boston Celtics.
He is on the Celtics' Summer League roster in Las Vegas. He played in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies just hours after his father was reportedly found.
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Former LSU star Tremont Waters will get his chance in the NBA this season -- in between trips to and from Maine, at least.
As expected, Tremont Waters wasn’t a first-round pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
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