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The Syracuse Orange turned an up and down regular season into a magical run to the Final Four. Louisville was eventually crowned the NCAA National Basketball Champs, but Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams made a lasting impression during the tournament. The consensus number one pick many experts and analysts predict is Ben McLemore from Kansas, but Carter-Williams thinks there’s no reason he can’t get to that level as well.
From Real GM:
If I go in the pre-draft camp and kill it and do the things I know I can do, I don’t see why not…with my size and length I can affect the game in a lot of ways. My IQ for the game is very high. I think that will help me out a lot.”
Carter-Williams’ 24-point performance in Syracuse’s Sweet 16 upset of Indiana helped raise his stock in the minds of NBA general managers:
“His size for position, vision and ability to deliver the ball will get him drafted in the lottery,” one NBA general manager said.
Look for Michigan’s Trey Burke to be a name thrown around as the possible first pick as well. Carter-Williams’ stock certainly rose throughout the tournament, especially because of his 24-point performance in Syracuse’s domination of #1 seed Indiana. Even if he doesn’t go first, it’s nearly a guarantee that Carter-Williams will be a top 5-7 selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
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Four days after Syracuse lost in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament, star point guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to enter the NBA draft.
''I want to thank coach (Jim) Boeheim and all the coaches for the amazing experience I've had playing basketball at Syracuse,'' Carter-Williams said in a statement Wednesday. ''I also want to thank...
I’m sorry this may piss off my Syracuse-loving friends. No, there’s nothing really “new” about this new reality. It’s been a longtime in motion. The college hoops I grew up is gone. Underclassmen sticking around is much more a story than those leaving these days. And, yes, there are much “worse” examples of folks declaring and darting early than Syracuse’s Michael...
Syracuse sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to enter the NBA draft.
Coach Jim Boeheim made the announcement Wednesday.
Carter-Williams started all 40 games for the Orange this season. He finished fifth nationally in assist average (7.3) and fourth in steals (2.78) among Division I players, and also averaged 11.9 points and a team-best 35.2 minutes.
Less than a week after the Syracuse Orange made an improbable run to the Final Four, the centerpiece for the run Michael Carter-Williams will not be back next year for another deep run. The sophomore guard who averaged 13 ppg. in the tournament has declared for the NBA Draft. Carter-Williams [...]
According to a story via Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report, Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams, will enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The announcement was made via the Twitter account of Syracuse Athletics.
Sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to enter his name in the 2013 NBA Draft.
— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) April 10, 2013
Carter-Williams had an impressive...
According to a statement released by the Syracuse University Athletic Department today, Orange sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams will enter the NBA Draft.
Michael Carter-Williams is declaring for the NBA Draft, said SU coach Jim Boeheim via a press release from SU athletics.
— Syracuse Basketball (@PSBasketball) April 10, 2013
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Michael Carter-Williams, following a sophomore season during which he led his Syracuse Orange team to a berth in the Final Four, will enter the NBA Draft.
Michael Carter-Williams led Syracuse to a Final Four appearance this season.
Michael Carter-Williams' 24-point performance in Syracuse's Sweet 16 upset of Indiana helped raise his stock in the minds of NBA general managers.
As many felt and thought would happen, Syracuse's starting point guard will forego his last two seasons of eligibility to try for a professional career in the NBA. More inside.
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