2013-14 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.
2012-13 SEASON: Played in 61 games (48 starts)….averaged 14.7 points on .412 shooting, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 28.8 minutes per game…also shot .310 from three-point range and .746 from the free throw line…among rookies, ranked second in points per game, fourth in assists per game and fourth in steals per game…made more field goals and free throws than any other Eastern Conference rookie despite missing 21 games…participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend, pouring in 23 points on 11-12 (.917) shooting from the field, three assists and one steal in 19 minutes for Team Shaq…winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Month Award, for games played in February…in his NBA debut, scored 17 points while swiping three steals in 28 minutes against Washington on Oct. 30…in just his fourth career game, he shot 7-11 (.636) from behind the three-point line and finished with 28 points, becoming the first player in NBA history to have seven or more three-pointers in one of his first six games…also the first Cavs rookie to make seven three-pointers in a game and the first rookie to make at least seven triples in a game since Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois made a rookie record nine triples on March 27, 2010…made at least one three-pointer in each of his first 13 games of his career (Oct. 30-Nov. 24) and is one of three players in league history to have started their careers with 10-or-more consecutive games with a three-point field goal (Damian Lillard, Rudy Fernandez)…swiped a career-high four steals on Nov. 26 at Memphis…dished out a career-best seven assists five times on the season…finished with a career-high 33 points on 12-18 (.667) shooting and added five assists in 29 minutes off the bench at Sacramento on Jan. 14 to become just the third rookie in Cavaliers history to score at least 30 points off the bench, joining Mike Mitchell (32 points on Jan. 6, 1979) and Derek Anderson (30 points on April 3, 1998)…the last NBA rookie to score 30 points off the bench was Roddy Beaubois (40 points on March 27, 2010)… tallied a team-best 26 points on 11-17 (.647) shooting and three assists in 31 minutes on Feb. 24 at Miami…scored 25 points on 10-16 (.625) shooting from the field in 36 minutes in a victory at Chicago Feb. 26…during a six game stretch from Feb. 13-27, averaged 20.3 points on .522 shooting from the field…averaged 16.1 points in 16 games after the All-Star break…recorded three consecutive games of at least 20 points twice on the year (Feb. 24-27 and March 10-15)…scored 10-19 points 31 times, scored 20-29 points 13 times and scored 30 or more points once…led the team in scoring 20 times, assists 11 times, steals nine times and blocks nine times…missed games from Dec. 3-15 with a left ankle sprain…missed games from March 4-6 due to illness…missed games from March 20-April 9 with a left knee injury…missed game on April 12 due to personal matters…was DNP-CD one time, DND three times and NWT four times on the season…was placed on the Inactive List 13 times 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. Player Profile >