Player Profile Update: Adelphia Academy Guard

Reporter Frank Mantesta has a profile update on Dion Waiters ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-3

WEIGHT: 167 Pounds

CLASS: 2009, A Current Junior

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

HIGH SCHOOL: Adelphi Academy in Bayridge, Brooklyn

AAU TEAM: Anessa's Sports (competed recently in the IS8 Fall League

EVALUATION OF DION'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Adephi Academy in Bayridge Brooklyn is getting noticed. At the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York, Adelphi lost in the final to Molloy High School of Briarwood, New York.

One player who showed off his skills was Dion Waiters. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard/small forward put his long lanky frame to good use. Dion is a very atheletic slashing player. He his a tremendous rebounder. Most of this is done because of his positioning and boxing out. He is also a very good defender. Inside of 15 feet he is deadly but must improve on his outside shot.

Dion also has the ability that allows him to be a quick jumper. He can go up twice before guys get down on their first jump. This skill enables him to get a lot of his own rebounds.

I saw Dion play at IS8 fall league and was very impressed. Dion had a very good summer against the likes of Kevin Jones, Kemba Walker, and Mike Rosario all division one commits.

Manhattan, Geoge Mason Southern Miss, Albany and Quinnipiac have all shown interest in him.

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