With the fourth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Syracuse shooting guard Dion Waiters.
Having made a play for the second-overall pick prior to the draft, the Cavaliers were relegated to staying in their lottery-given spot and addressed a considerable weakness in their roster.
A dynamic scorer and relentless when driving to the rim, the 6-foot-4-inch Waiters averaged 12.6 points and 2.5 rebounds during the 2011-12 NCAA season. He possesses a style of play that is drawing comparisons to Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade including but not limited to his ability to play point guard if needed.
Waiters was the second-ranked shooting guard on the WFNY Not-So-Big Board, falling right behind Florida’s Bradley Beal who was drafted third-overall by the Washington Wizards.
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