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2 Blue-Chip Basketball Recruits In The Class Of 2017 Remain Uncommitted

Brian Bowen made his commitment to Louisville official today. He was the final five-star player left in the class, but there are two four-star guys that don't have teams, for very unique reasons.

Four-star point guard Tremont Waters is the No. 41 player in the nation—the top uncommitted recruit—and the No. 10 point guard in the class of 2017. Waters signed with Georgetown, but was let out of his National Letter of Intent when the school fired head coach John Thompson III.

A number of schools jumped in on Waters, but right now LSU looks to be the clubhouse leader to land him. Waters reportedly took a visit to see the Tigers, which are now coached by former VCU head coach Will Wade, earlier this week. Creighton, UConn, and Georgetown are all reportedly still involved as well. 50-percent of the voters over at 247Sports' crystal ball believe he will end up with the Tigers. The second player without a home will likely not be playing college ball last year. L.J. Figueroa, currently the No. 112 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 24 shooting guard in the country, made a pretty big splash back in November when he committed to New Mexico State, despite offers from schools like Florida, Louisville, Miami, Texas Tech, and Virginia Tech. Like Waters, Figueroa's future program went through a coaching change, when head coach Paul Weir left to take over New Mexico. Unlike Waters, Figueroa didn't just have an NLI to get out of. He had already enrolled at New Mexico State at mid-season but did not play in any games, similar to what Hamidou Diallo did at Kentucky last year. It was expected that Figueroa would look for a waiver in order to avoid sitting out next season as a transfer, but instead, Jon Rothstein reports that he will head to junior college in the fall.

Since Figueroa is a qualifier, and was a top recruit, he should get plenty of attention as one of the top players in the junior college ranks next season.

Waters and Figueroa are the only blue-chip players that remain uncommitted, according to 247Sports, though it appears that Waters is the only one who will play college ball next year.