Dion Waiters is a renowned American basketball player who was drafted 4th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the year 2012.
Dion Waiters opened his eyes on 10th December 1991, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 28 years old while his horoscope is Sagittarius. He is the son of Dion Waiters Sr (father) and Monique Brown (mother). He was raised by his mother, who had him when she was seventeen; his father was in jail at the time of his birth.
Further, he is the cousin of former Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine. He grew up with his brother, Demetrius Pinckney. Dion holds an American nationality while he belongs to an Afro-American ethnical background.
His Education History
He completed his high school education from Bartram High School and South Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia. After that, he attended South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. He also attended Life Center Academy in Burlington, New Jersey where he played for his high school basketball team. Later, he joined Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York for his further studies.
- He played more than two years of college basketball at Syracuse before declaring for the 2012 NBA Draft.
- At that time, he received the name of the Big East Sixth Man of the Year, AP Honorable Mention All-American, and also, he was selected to the All-Big East Tournament team.
- In the 2012 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked him with their fourth overall pick.
- At that time, he became teammates with Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, and Tyler Zeller.
- In a total of 61 games, he averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in his rookie season.
- On 5th January 2015, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded him to their team.
- Further, he got the position of a bench role in the 2015-2016 season.
- At the end of the season, he had an average of 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
- After, he spent a year and a half with the Oklahoma City Thunder, then signed with the Miami Heat in the year 2016.
- He ended the 2016-2017 season with an average of 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.
- Seeing his performance in the season, the Heat re-signed him on 7th July 2017.
- He ended the 2017-2018 season with an average of 14. 3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
Awards & Honors
- He received the honor of NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in February 2013.
- In the following year, he received the honor NBA All-Rookie First Team.
- Further, he was named NBA Rising Star in the year 2013 and 2014.
- He received the honor of the NBA Eastern Conference Player in January 2017.
Wha is the Net Worth and Salary of Dion Waiters?
Dion Waiters has an estimated net worth of around $2 million as of 2019 which he earned through his successful career as a basketball player. Further, his annual salary is around $2.898 million.
He has signed a 4-year, $52 million worth contract with Miami Heat in the year 2017. As of the terms under the contract, he will earn around $12.1 million for the 2019-2020 season as a player of the Heat. His annual salary for the 2020 season is projected to be $12.65 million.
Dion Waiters is currently in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend, Brandy. His girlfriend, Brandy is also from Dion’s hometown of Philadelphia. The couple can be often seen in their vacations. They even gave birth to their first child as a son, Dion Jr. Later, they gave birth to two daughters whose names is still a mystery. As of now, the family of five is living a happy and peaceful life together.
Height and Weight
Dion Waiters stands at a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches while his body weight is around 98 kg. Waiters have black colored hair and his eyes are dark brown in color.
Dion is active on some social networking sites such as Instagram and Twitter.
Facts of Dion Waiters
|Full Name||Dion Waiters|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Date Of Birth||10th December 1991|
|Age||29 years 1 months|
|Place Of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America|
|Height||6 feet 3 inches|
|Education||Bartram High School, South Philadelphia High School, South Kent School, Life Center Academy, and Syracuse University|
|Parents||Dion Waiters Sr (father) and Monique Brown (mother)|
|Dion Waiters Twitter|