Another class of 2010 prospect has made a college decision to play for a high-major program. Philadelphia guard Dion Waiters is headed to Syracuse.
The Philadelphia (Pa.) Southern High School product verbally pledge to the Big East school in mid-week. The strong-bodied 6-foot-2 guard said he wanted to play with players that he knew. What better player to play with than his own cousin. Waiters is related to Syracuse freshman Antonio Jardine from Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti High School.
"Scoop's a big reason why I picked Syracuse," Waiters told the Syracuse Post-Standard. "I'll be watching him until I get there."
Waiters sat out last season as a freshman because of transfer rules. He's shined so far on the AAU circuit with Team Final's 16 and under club.
Rivals.com's Jerry Meyer watched Waiters at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in June and liked the young guard's approach to the game.
"A physical Philly guard, Waiters was impressive both handling the ball and playing off the ball in St. Louis," Meyer wrote. "Strong with the ball, he was able to create shots in multiple areas of the court and shot the ball well. The tools are also there to be an outstanding defender."
Waiters is the 12th player to commit to a school in the class of 2010.