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.
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.
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.