Michael Carter-Williams

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Michael Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams.jpg
Carter-Williams in 2010
No. 1 – Philadelphia 76ers
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 22)
Hamilton, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Andrew's
(Barrington, Rhode Island)
CollegeSyracuse (2011–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
 
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Michael Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams.jpg
Carter-Williams in 2010
No. 1 – Philadelphia 76ers
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 22)
Hamilton, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Andrew's
(Barrington, Rhode Island)
CollegeSyracuse (2011–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Michael Carter-Williams (born October 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the 76ers, after playing college basketball for the Syracuse Orange. An ESPN draft outlook ranked Carter-Williams as the top point guard prospect and #8 prospect overall.[1][2][3]

High school[edit]

Carter-Williams attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Hamilton, Massachusetts as a freshman. He was 5'9" as a freshman, and led his team and conference in scoring with 20 points per game.

He transferred to the boarding school St. Andrew's in Barrington, Rhode Island where he lived in a dormitory during his final three years of high school.[4] In his three years as a starter, he averaged 25.4 points per game.[5] As a senior he averaged 23.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

He committed to attend Syracuse and play on the basketball team after his sophomore season in high school.[6] He visited colleges in August after his sophomore year in 2009 and received scholarship offers from Syracuse, Providence, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Notre Dame, and Clemson among others.[6]

He played on the same AAU team with current Sixers teammate, center Nerlens Noel.[7]

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Michael Carter-Williams
SG
Hamilton, MassachusettsSt. Andrew's6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)175 lb (79 kg)Nov 01, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9 (SG)   Rivals: 29, 7 (SG)  ESPN: 21, 4 (SG), 6 (East)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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College career[edit]

Carter-Williams had eight double-double games (points-assists) in the 2012–13 regular season. He did not have a double-double game in 2011–12. He led the nation in assists per game in January 2013 with 9.2 per game; he finished the regular season ranked third in assists with 7.7 per game.

College statistics[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2011–12Syracuse Orange26010.3.431.389.5651.52.10.80.32.7
2012–13Syracuse Orange404035.2.393.294.6945.07.32.70.511.9

College career highs[edit]

Assists: 16 against Monmouth (12/8/12)

Points: 24 against Indiana (3/28/13)[8]

NBA career[edit]

Carter-Williams was selected 11th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.[9] Carter-Williams, along with Nerlens Noel, were both officially signed by the 76ers on September 24, 2013.[10] On October 30, 2013, in his NBA debut, he recorded 22 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds, and 9 steals (the most steals ever made by a rookie on debut) in a 114-110 win over the Miami Heat.[11] Less than a week later, he had a 26 point, 10 assist performance in a 107-104 win over the Chicago Bulls. He was subsequently named the Player of the Week his first week in the NBA, an achievement last achieved by Shaquille O'Neal in 1992.[12] On November 9, 2013, Carter-Williams recorded a career-high 13 assists to go with 21 points in a 127-125 double overtime loss to Cleveland.[13]

On December 3, 2013, he recorded his first triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in 47 minutes in a 126-125 double overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. Rookie Victor Oladipo of the Magic also recorded his first career triple-double in the same game, marking the first and only time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded triple-doubles in the same game.[14] The last time that two players had recorded their first career triple-doubles in the same game was when Detroit Pistons Donnie Butcher and Ray Scott did it on March 14, 1964 (they were not rookies). It was also the first time that two opponents had recorded triple-doubles in the same game since Caron Butler and Baron Davis had done so on November 23, 2007.[15]

Carter-Williams was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October and November of 2013. He led all rookies in scoring (17.2 ppg), assists (7.3 apg), steals (2.92 spg) and minutes (36.2 mpg) over this stretch.[16] He was again named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games of January 2014. During January he led all rookies in scoring (16.5 ppg), and ranked second in rebounding (5.6 rpg), assists (5.6 apg) and minutes (33.3 mpg).[17] During the month of February, Carter-Williams participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge with fellow rookie Victor Oladipo.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Carter-Williams is the son of Mandy and Zach Zegarowski and Earl and Rosa Williams.[19] He has a younger sister and two younger brothers.[20]

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