A lottery pick.
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.