Father of Celtics' draft pick Tremont Waters found dead

Rob Bradford
July 12, 2019 - 11:20 am

The father of Celtics draft pick Tremont Waters was found dead in a West Haven, Conn. hotel room Thursday. Ed Waters was 49.

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According to the Stamford Advocate, Ed Waters was unresponsive when found on the floor of the Super 8 Motel after police were called to the scene after a report of a sick and unresponsive person. The cause of death is currently unclear.

Tremont Waters was a standout player at Notre Dame (Conn.) High before going on to play his college basketball at LSU. The guard was the 51st overall pick in last June's draft and has been playing well for the Celtics' Summer League team, averaging 10 points and 5.3 assists through four games.