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Four-star point guard Tremont Waters requests release from Georgetown

Four-star point guard Tremont Waters requested his release from Georgetown on Saturday, his father Ed Waters told ESPN.

Waters made a verbal commitment to the Hoyas in October, but there was widespread speculation about whether he signed a national letter of intent during November's early signing period when the university failed to announce it.

Waters confirmed to ESPN that his son did, in fact, sign in November and that he has not yet received his official release.

"They told us that they wouldn't fight us on it," he said.

The 5-foot-10 point guard initially chose Georgetown over a final five that also included Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Indiana.

The limited depth of the point guard market has been one of the defining characteristics of the 2017 recruiting class. Since Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Villanova and Syracuse are among the schools that have yet to find long-term solutions, Waters is sure to be widely pursued in the coming days and weeks.