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

Carter-Williams was an NBA lottery pick

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 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.

For more Syracuse coverage, Like our Facebook page and follow us @TheJuiceOnline.

Avatar photo
About Wes Cheng 2907 Articles
Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.