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Posted: Friday June 29, 2012 3:42PM ; Updated: Friday June 29, 2012 3:42PM

Cavs' Scott compares Waiters to Wade

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INDEPENDENCE. Ohio (AP) -- As Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watched more game film of Dion Waiters, the more he became convinced the Syracuse guard was the right choice for Cleveland.

The Cavs selected Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, a selection met with surprise by many Cleveland fans, who had their hearts set on another player to support Kyrie Irving. The Cavs, though, are betting on Waiters to become a steady scorer and Scott said the 20-year-old's ability to drive to the basket reminds him of Miami's Dwyane Wade.

Scott called Waiters "a pit bull. This kid isn't afraid of anyone."

Waiters was introduced Friday by the Cavaliers along with North Carolina center Tyler Zeller, taken with the No. 17 pick after Cleveland traded three selections to Dallas.

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