|| #3 Dion Waiters
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Burlington Life Center Academy, N.J.
Sophomore Year: Scored 14 points and went 6-for-9 from the floor against FORDHAM ... Had 17 points and five assists against MANHATTAN ... Tallied 16 points against COLGATE ... Scored 11 points and had four assists against VIRGINIA TECH in the NIT Season Tip Off semifinal ... Had 10 points and four rebounds against STANFORD in the NIT Season Tip Off championship game ... Named to the NIT Season Tip Off All-Tournament Team ... Tallied 15 points and went 7-for-8 from the free throw line against MARSHALL ... On 8-for-11 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line, scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed five rebounds, had four assists and six steals against GEORGE WASHINGTON....Set a new career-high with 22 points against NORTH CAROLINA STATE... Tailled 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting against TULANE...Matched a career-high with three 3 point field goals made and scored 13 points against PROVIDENCE...Scored 12 points, dished out a season-high seven assists, grabbed four rebounds and had three steals against MARQUETTE. Had 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists against VILLANOVA ... Tallied 12 points and had four steals against PROVIDENCE ... Scored 16 points and had two steals against PITTSBURGH ... Had 11 points and four steals against NOTRE DAME ... Had 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, and one steal against ST. JOHN'S ... Scored nine points and had five rebounds against GEORGETOWN ... Tallied 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor and had four rebounds, four assists and two steals against CONNECTICUT ... Had seven points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal against LOUISVILLE ... Scored nine points and had three rebounds and two steals against USF ... Tallied 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block against CONNECTICUT ... Had 13 points and four rebounds against LOUISVILLE ... Scored 18 points against CONNECTICUT in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament ... Tallied 28 points on 7-for-10 shooting from behind the three point line and had four assists against CINCINNATI in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament ... Had 12 points against UNC ASHVILLE in the secound round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored 18 points against KANSAS STATE in the third round of the NCAA Tournament...Had 13 points and grabbed three rebounds against WISCONSIN in the Sweet 16.
Freshman Year: 2010 Jordan Brand All-America honoree ... Averaged 9.5 points and 5.0 assists in team's two exhibition games ... Scored 10 points in his first collegiate game against NORTHERN IOWA ... Recorded three points, two rebounds and two assists against CANISIUS ... Was 4-for-6 from the field for nine points against WILLIAM & MARY ... Scored a career-high 13 points against GEORGIA TECH while posting career bests in field goals made (5) and attempted (7) ... Hit 3-of-5 shot attempts and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line for 11 points against CORNELL ... Also had a season-high three rebounds, four assists and three steals against the Big Red ... Was 5-for-7 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line for 17 points against COLGATE ... Also dished out a career-best five assists against the Raiders ... One of four players to reach double figures in scoring against IONA with 12 ... Led the team with a career-high eight assists against MORGAN STATE ... Was 3-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-4 from three-point range, for eight points at ST. JOHN'S ... Scored eight points and had two steals against CINCINNATI ... Waiters tallied nine points, a season-high six rebounds, three assists and two steals at PITTSBURGH ... Scored 10 points at USF ... Recorded seven points and four rebounds at VILLANOVA .. Scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field with 3 assists against DEPAUL ... Had 8 points in Big East Tournament win over ST. JOHNS ... Dropped 8 points and 3 assists in Big East Tournament OT loss to CONNECTICUT ... Shot 8-for-10 with 18 points in loss to MARQUETTE in second round of NCAA Tournament.
High School: He enrolled at Bartram and transferred to Southern as a freshman … He did not compete at either school … Waiters participated in Syracuse’s Elite Camp during the summer of 2007 … Waiters attended South Kent School (Conn.) as a sophomore … Waiters competed at Life Center Academy (N.J.) as a junior and senior … The squad was coached by Wilson Arroyo … He missed most of the 2008-09 basketball season with an ankle injury … He had 13 points in the season opener, a victory against Christian Academy in the McDonald’s Tipoff Classic … The squad lost the next night to Oak Hill Academy, 75-74, but he contributed 11 points and 11 assists … Waiters did log a 23-point performance to help his squad defeat Pine Forge Academy … Waiters had 24 points and six steals in a 109-49 win against De LaSalle-In Towne … He contributed 20 points and nine assists when his team defeated Maritime Academy Charter … He attended the LeBron James Skills Academy in the summer of 2009 … He tallied 27 points in the team’s win against Maritime Academy Charter … Waiters had 27 points in the next outing as well, a 51-47 victory against Westtown … He then had 22-point performances in back-to-back games with Nia Prep and at South Philadelphia in the South Philadelphia Showcase … He posted 16 points in a loss at St. Patrick … Burlington Life Center Academy won two games in the Jameer Nelson Classic … Waiters had 15 points in a 56-49 win against Friends Central and added 14 points and seven assists when the club beat Atlantic Christian, 79-55 … The Hawks beat Hun, 66-47, and Waiters had 21 points … He had 15 markers versus Our Savior New American… When the Hawks defeated Winslow Township, 60-42, Waiters had 18 points and six assists … The next time out he produced 20 points in a 62-47 triumph against Solebury … Burlington Life Center Academy defeated Hotchkiss, 72-54, in the Big Apple Basketball Invitational … Waiters had 21 points and seven rebounds … A 74-67 victory against National Christian Academy featured 21 points and eight assists from Waiters … He had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists when the club was defeated by South Kent School in the Kobe Bryant Classic, 74-66 … He had 23 points but the Hawks lost to St. Anythony, 72-61 … In a 53-52 loss to National Christian Academy, he had 18 points … Waiters had 28 points in an 80-60 win against Burlington City … The next night he had a season-best 34 points in a 74-58 victory against Our Savior New American in the Prime Time Shootout … Waiters was a 2010 Jordan Brand All-American … He played for the East Team in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden … He had six points and three steals … He played AAU with Team Final and coach Aaron Abbott … Waiters was ranked 15th overall in the Class of 2010 by ESPNU … He was rated the number two shooting guard in the ESPN 100 … Waiters was ranked 29th overall and the fifth-best shooting guard by rivals.com … He was ranked 27th overall and fourth among shooting guards by scout.com …
Personal: Waiters was born December 1991 in Philadelphia … He is the son of Dion Waiters Sr. and Monique Brown … Waiters is a cousin of Scoop Jardine … He is majoring in communication and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual Performing Arts.