Boston Celtics player Tremont Waters' father Edwin Waters found dead in apparent suicide in Connecticut hotel room
Recently drafted Boston Celtics player Tremont Waters' father was mysteriously found dead in a Connecticut hotel room, shared reports on July 12.
Edwin Waters Jr., the 21-year-old point guard's father, was pronounced dead on July 11 at a Super 8 Hotel in West Haven, law enforcement authorities shared with The Connecticut Post. The paper reported that the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Edwin's death to be a suicide after the police first responded to a call about a possibly sick or injured person in one of the rooms at the hotel, sometime around noon.
The state's medical examiner's office confirmed the news in a statement, that read: "The father of Tremont Waters, a standout basketball player from Notre Dame High School recently drafted by the Boston Celtics, was found dead Thursday of an apparent suicide at a Kimberly Avenue hotel, police said. Edward Waters Jr.'s death was confirmed to be a suicide, the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Friday."
Tremont happens to be a star player for Notre Dame High School in New Haven and had signed his contract with the Celtics just earlier this week. He was the 51st pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He has also played for the LSU Tigers and had been named the 2019 co-Defensive Player of the Year. Waters averaged 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 42.9 percent from the field during his final season in Baton Rouge. He had also helped LSU to an SEC regular-season title and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
His parents proudly called themselves "Team Waters" and reportedly worked hard to keep Tremont grounded as a youth. "I always taught him how to be a great young man. What I love about sports, basketball teaches him leadership, how to lead by example, and how to be responsible for other people," Edwin had told the New Haven Register in 2013.
"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," he added.