Syracuse Orange’s Michael Carter-Williams’ Draft Stock

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Michael Carter-Williams helped lead the Syracuse Orange to the Final Four, but he decided to take his talents to the next level by declaring for the 2013 NBA Draft. So, let’s take a look at that draft stock.

Carter-Williams is pretty much a lock to be a lottery pick, but there is still a chance that he will get picked up in the top 10. For that to happen, a team will obviously want a point guard.

In his sophomore season, he put up 11.9 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per game. Although he is an assist machine, he does stand at 6’6”, which will do him wonders in the pros.

As much as Carter-Williams helped out his team this year, he needs to become a better shooter. He shot 39.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from behind the arc. However, Carter-Williams is a great defender and his 2.8 steals per game is proof of that.

Carter-Williams is not the highest rated point guard in the draft, but he is definitely a good one, hence why he has a chance to go in the top 10. Trey Burke will likely go before him, but Carter-Williams could very well be the second point guard to go in the draft.

Whoever does decide to pick him up will be getting a great field general that can play mad defense. The offensive game needs some work, but he is the type of player that makes everyone around him better. After having a great sophomore season with the Orange, Carter-Williams’ draft stock is sky high.

 

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