2013-2014 SEASON: In 70 games (24 starts), averaged 15.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.6 minutes… Over the last 15 games, averaged 21.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 36.0 minutes per game… Led all Eastern Conference bench players in points per game (14.7)(min. 45 games off bench)… Tallied 19 points on 7-12 (.583) shooting in 27 minutes against Brooklyn on Apr. 16… Posted a team-high 23 points on 8-15 (.533) shooting, four boards and a career-high five steals in 30 minutes at Milwaukee on Apr. 11… Tied his season high with four made three-pointers and finished a game-high 22 points on 9-18 (.500) shooting, three rebounds and eight assists in 31 minutes against Detroit on Apr. 9… Double-Doubles–1 on the season, 1 in career; DND’S –4 on the season; NWT’S–3 on the season; Injury List–Missed 2 games from Nov. 15-16 due to illness; Missed 3 games due to right wrist tendinitis from Dec. 20 -23; Missed 7 games from Feb. 19- Mar. 1 due to a hyperextended left knee; Inactive List–5 on the season.
DRAFTED Selected in the first round (4th overall pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers.
COLLEGE CAREER Played two seasons at Syracuse…in 71 games, averaged 9.7 points on .453 shooting, 1.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 20.4 minutes per game…during his sophomore season, averaged 12.6 points on .476 shooting, 2.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 24.1 minutes per game…earned Third Team All-Big East honors and was named Big East Sixth Man of the Year…named to the Big East All-Tournament Team…ranked second on team in scoring, first in steals and third in assists…scored in double figures in 26 of 37 games…made a career-high seven three-point field goals and scored a career-best 28 points against Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament…scored 12 points and dished out a season-high seven assists against Marquette…had a career-high six steals along with 19 points against George Washington….played in 34 games during his freshman season, averaging 6.6 points on .411 shooting, 1.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 16.3 minutes per game…scored in double figures in eight games…scored a season-high 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting in the NCAA Tournament against Marquette…dished out a career-high eight assists against Morgan State…scored 17 points along with five assists against Colgate.
PERSONAL: Son of Dion Waiters Sr. and Monique Brown...proud father of Dion Rhalik Waiters...cousin of Syracuse teammate Scoop Jardine...majored in communication and rhetorical studies...co-hosted the Dream Chasers Sports and Entertainment Summit in Philadelphia in August 2013 which offered advice to students.