A famous basketball player from the USA is named for Dion Waiters who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Previously, he played college basketball for Syracuse Orange and he was also selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Overall, he is a very talented basketball player.
- Being a Professional Basketball player.
- Being the player of Los Angeles Lakers.
Who are the Parents of Dion Waiters?
Dion Waiters was born on 10th December 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. As of 2019, he celebrated his 28th birthday with his friends and families. He was born to his father Dion Waiters Sr. and Monique Brown, his parents. He was raised by his mother. He grew up playing basketball. As per his education, he attended Bartram High School and later he went to attend South Philadelphia High School. After that, he attended South Kent School and joined Syracuse College. He also has a brother Demetrius Pinckney.
How was Dion Waiters’s Career (Beginning-Present)?
- As a freshman in Syracuse, he averaged 6.6 points, 1.5 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game.
- Later, in Sophomore season, he averaged 12.6 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.
- Moreover, he was also named the Big East Sixth Man of the Year, earned third-team All-Big East honors, was named AP Honorable Mention All-American, and was selected to the All-Big East Tournament team.
- Regarding his professional career, he was selected fourth overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- He was graded as the fourth-best overall rookie by NBA.com and placed fifth in NBA Rookie of the Year voting with 21 points in his rookie season.
- He recorded his first career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 11 assists in a loss to the Miami Heat on 18th March 2014.
- He was absent for the U.S. national anthem and was quoted saying that he stayed in the locker room because of his Muslim faith on 5th November 2014.
- He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the Cavaliers in a three-team trade that also involved the New York Knicks on 5th January 2015.
- On 27th June 2016, the Thunder tendered a qualifying offer to make Waiters a restricted free agent.
- He then signed with the Miami Heats on 26th July 2016 and he made his debut on 26th October against Orlando Magic.
- On 20th January 2017, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 23 through Sunday, January 29.
- On 7th July 2017, he re-signed with the Heat.
- On 22nd January he underwent successful surgery to repair instability in the left ankle. A preexisting navicular bone fracture was also repaired.
- Later, he was sent to Miami’s NBA G League on 28th December 2018.
- On 2nd January 2019, he made his return for the Heat, scoring seven points in six minutes in a 117-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- On 19th October 2019, he was suspended for Miami’s 2019-2020 season debut game for “conduct detrimental to the team.”
- On 24th January 2020, Waiters made his season debut scoring 14 points in a 122-117 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers.
- On 6th February 2020, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves and three days later, he was waived by the Grizzlies.
- On 5th March 2020, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
What is the Net Worth of Dion Waiters?
Dion Waiters is a very successful basketball player and he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his basketball career. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to have $2 Million whereas his salary is estimated to have $2 Million as of 2016. As of 2020, his exact salary is under review but it will be added once we get information about it. His major source of earning is from his basketball career and he is satisfied with his earnings.
Who is Dion Waiters Dating?
Dion Waiters is not married yet and he is still to get married but he is currently dating Brandy. We are not sure how the two met or when they started dating, but we do know Brandy is the mother of Dion’s young adorable son. Dion and Brandy are already blessed with a baby boy. However, before the baby, there was no substantial information about the couple. But now we know that Dion is a great father and loves his little boy a lot. He even has a tattoo of his son on his left chest. As of now, the duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. They are living a happy life and the duo is planning to get married soon. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
How tall is Dion Waiters?
Dion Waiters is a very handsome basketball player with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. His body build is athletic. He has got a tall height of six feet three inches with a bodyweight of 95 Kg. His other body measurements include chest size 42 in, waist size 30 in and biceps size is 18 in. His hair color and eye color is black. Overall, he has got a healthy body.