Cavs Make Waiters a Top 5 Pick

Dion Waiters made what seemed like a no-brainer decision to enter the NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Syracuse, and it held true considering where he was selected in the top five on Thursday night.

Dion Waiters and his camp decided not to work out for teams prior to the 2012 NBA Draft in what seemed like a questionable move at the time, but it turns out that the team knew what it was headed for.

A lottery pick.

The Syracuse star was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft on Thursday night.

The 6-foot-4, 221-pound combo guard seems like a good fit alongside fellow youngster Kyrie Irving in what seems to be the young core of the team as they continue to build after the departure of LeBron James.

Waiters made waves prior to the event by not working out for teams while speculation of a draft promise by a select teams was refuted.

"I got a lot of trust in my agents, they've been in the game a long time," said Waiters to ESPN shortly after the selection.

Waiters went along to cite Jim Boeheim for "staying on" him when asked about what it took to mature from his up-and-down freshman year to his breakout sophomore campaign in 2011-12.

Fellow Syracuse players Fab Melo (No.22 overall) and Kris Joseph (No. 51) were both selected by the Boston Celtics. Scoop Jardine was not selected, as expected.

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