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Michael Carter-Williams soared in last night’s 84-53 SU steamrolling of Long Beach State. MCW might be the only point guard in the country that looks like a 7-footer when he skies to the rim. The sophomore made it a mission to attack the bucket, his most effective game getting to the basket all season. MCW finished with 15 points and 10 assists. It was his second consecutive double-double, and said after the game he’s had triple-double on his mind the last couple of weeks. It’s games like this that show the wondrous development of his game in just one year.
Despite all this stellar play, there are a few reasons why it took Michael Carter-Williams a year to work himself into Jim Boeheim’s “Party of Nine” rotation. The questions about MCW being held back, or held down, last season are ludicrous. In one season his minutes have spiked from 10.3 per game to 31.7.
We can’t forget the depth from last year’s team. Boeheim had a fifth-year senior in Scoop Jardine, an...