Dion Waiters

Shooting guard, Syracuse.

First round, No. 4 overall.

The Cavaliers opted to pass on North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes but still addressed their need for a scoring wing with the selection of Waiters, an aggressive guard from Philadelphia known for attacking the rim with ease. He can work off the pick-and-roll and in transition, and averaged 12.6 points per game on 47.6 percent shooting and 36.3 percent shooting from behind the 3-point line last season. Waiters is a bit undersized at 6-foot-4 but is stronger than many guards and has a 6-7 wingspan. He led the Orangemen with 1.8 steals per game as a sophomore.

Tyler Zeller

Center, North Carolina

First round, No. 17 overall (from the Dallas Mavericks)

The Cavaliers traded three picks (No. 24, No. 33 and No. 34) to the Dallas Mavericks for the ACC Player of the Year and Associated Press second-team All-American in 2011-12, who was taken by the Mavericks with the No. 17 selection. Zeller is a 7-foot center who can also step out and face the basket on offense, and has range out to 18 feet. Zeller averaged 16.3 points per game on 55.3 percent shooting and averaged 9.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last year. Zeller spent four seasons at North Carolina, improving his points per game and field-goal percentage each season and increasing his numbers across the board.

Ryan Lewis