Syracuse sophomore Dion Waiters has put the speculation to bed and made it official: He’s leaving the Orange this spring to enter the NBA draft.
I just want to thank everybody who supported me my two years at Syracuse I appreciate the love y'all showed towards me I will miss y'all.—
dion waiters (@dionwaiters3) March 26, 2012
Waiters averaged 12.7 points, 2.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game for the Orange this season, also shooting 36.0 percent from 3-point range. He helped Syracuse to a 34-3 overall record this season, ending in a 77-70 loss to Ohio State in the Elite Eight on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound shooting guard projects to be a late-first round pick in the draft.