His high school coach, Ron Naclerio, of Cardozo HS, told Adam Zagoria that Southerland will reunite with No. 11 pick Michael Carter-Williams for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Orlando Summer League before playing for Golden State in Las Vegas.
One might question trading an All-Star point guard for a guy coming off serious knee surgery that five other teams refused to touch, but hey, the 76ers knew they’d be able to nab Michael Carter-Williams with the No. 11 pick.
Louisville was also in good shape with five-star guard Isaiah Whitehead, but the Cards now have three elite guards in their 2014 class and should have a handful of talented returning players at that position.
James Southerland tied a single-game school record with nine 3-pointers for 35 points against Arkansas and also set a Big East tournament record with 17 3-pointers, including a perfect 6-for-6 start against Pittsburgh.
Thanks to a draft day trade, Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel were reunited on Thursday night. Carter-Williams was selected with the 11th pick by the 76ers, while Noel was shipped there after he was picked 6th by New Orleans.
Choosing a college is difficult enough — but Isaiah Briscoe decided to take things a step further and also change high schools a couple of weeks ago. Briscoe, a 6-foot-3 guard from New Jersey, announced earlier this month that he was leaving St. Benedict’s (NJ) and would look for another school.
Michael Carter-Williams was at the Westin Hotel in Times Square, Manhattan, on Wednesday afternoon to answer questions before the NBA Draft on Thursday evening at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Here’s what he had to say.