Philadelphia 76ers

June 27, 2013 - 7:50pm
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).

October 22, 2012 - 11:54pm
Despite 23 points from SU alum Carmelo Anthony, hot shooting from the 76ers thwarted a victorious homecoming for the Knicks' star

After 50 years NBA basketball finally returned to Syracuse. On Monday night NBA superstar and former SU basketball player, Carmelo Anthony, led the New York Knicks to the Carrier Dome to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers.

June 25, 2010 - 11:29am
Former Syracuse Orange Wesley Johnson goes to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the No. 4 pick, while teammate Andy Rautins heads to the New York Knicks.

Syracuse knew it had a superstar on its hands, and the rest of the country noticed. Wes Johnson was the No. 4 pick last night for the Minnesota Timberwolves, as two of Syracuse Orange's finest were drafted into the NBA, onto bigger and better careers.