Michael Carter-Williams selected by Philadelphia 76ers in 2013 NBA draft

NEW YORK — Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

The 76ers were in need of a point guard after Philadelphia acquired Nerlens Noel from New Orleans in exchange for for Jrue Holiday.

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Carter-Williams was an NBA lottery pick

Carter-Williams started all 40 games for Syracuse in his sophomore season, and averaged 11.9 ppg and 7.3 apg, good for fifth in the NCAA. He was also fourth in steals at 2.7 a game.

He was named to the All-Big East Second Team.

» Related: Carter-Williams reunites with Nerlens Noel in Philadelphia

The Orange were eliminated in the NCAA Semifinals by Michigan. SU ended the season 30-10, and was ranked third in the final USA Today Coaches Poll.

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About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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