The University of Louisville men’s basketball program and head coach Pat Kelsey announced Thursday the signing of transfer Noah Waterman to the 2024-25 roster.

Waterman will join the Cardinals for his final year of eligibility after spending his two most recent seasons at BYU. He also made stops at Detroit Mercy and Niagara.

“Noah has a rare blend of size, skill and toughness,” said Kelsey. “Very few players at 6-11 are capable of shooting the ball with the level of consistency that he has over his career. Noah has a captivating personality that translates onto the court through his passion and intensity. He has played some of his best basketball in some of the toughest environments in college basketball. His addition to the roster allows us a level of flexibility rare at this level.”

In the 2023-24, the 6-11 forward started in 33 games for the BYU Cougars. He shot 45.7% from the floor, making a near 10-percent improvement from his redshirt junior season, scoring 9.5 points per contest. Waterman averaged 5.4 boards and 24.1 minutes per game.

The Savannah, N.Y., native appeared in 33 contests in the previous year as well, starting in 14 of those games. He averaged 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. He shot 36.6% from the field in 2022-23.

Waterman spent the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons at Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League. In his two years with the Titans, he averaged 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 48.6% from the floor and 44% from deep.

Over the 36 games he played at Detroit Mercy, he started in 29 of them. The forward became eligible for the Titans in the middle of the 2020-21 season.

Waterman received a redshirt year after playing in just seven games for Niagara in the 2019-20 season. Prior to a season-ending injury, he logged five starts while averaging 7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Out of high school, Waterman was the MVP of the Empire State Christian Athletic League in 2017 and 2018, playing for Finger Lakes Christian School. In his senior prep season, he averaged 33.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.9 blocks.

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