Michael Carter-Williams selected in 2013 NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Michael Carter-Williams Thursday in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft.

Former Orange Michael Carter-Williams was selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft Thursday.

The Philadelphia 76ers took Carter-Williams, Syracuse’s starting point guard this past season, with the 11th overall pick. Carter-Williams left school early, breaking out his sophomore year after a frustrating freshman campaign that saw him average just 10.3 minutes per game. This season, he averaged 11.9 points and five rebounds, while also leading the Big East conference in assists (7.3) and steals (2.7).

The 6’6” Carter-Williams will provide length and athleticism at the guard position that few others can match. In Philadelphia, he will team up with good friend Nerlens Noel, whom the 76ers obtained in a trade with New Orleans after the Pelicans drafted the Kentucky product with the sixth pick.

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