Michael Carter-Williams

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Michael Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams.jpg
Carter-Williams in 2010
No. 1 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 22)
Hamilton, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school St. Andrew's
(Barrington, Rhode Island)
College Syracuse (2011–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Carter-Williams (born October 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the 76ers, after playing college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.

High school career[edit]

Carter-Williams attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Hamilton, Massachusetts as a freshman. He was 5'9" as a freshman, and led his team and conference in scoring with 20 points per game.

He transferred to the boarding school St. Andrew's in Barrington, Rhode Island where he lived in a dormitory during his final three years of high school.[1] In his three years as a starter, he averaged 25.4 points per game.[2] As a senior he averaged 23.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

He committed to attend Syracuse and play on the basketball team after his sophomore season in high school.[3] He visited colleges in August after his sophomore year in 2009 and received scholarship offers from Syracuse, Providence, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Notre Dame, and Clemson among others.[3]

He played on the same AAU team with current Sixers teammate, center Nerlens Noel.[4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Carter-Williams
Hamilton, Massachusetts St. Andrew's 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 1, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9 (SG)   Rivals: 29, 7 (SG)  ESPN: 21, 4 (SG), 6 (East)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Carter-Williams had eight double-double games (points-assists) in the 2012–13 regular season. He did not have a double-double game in 2011–12. He led the nation in assists per game in January 2013 with 9.2 per game; he finished the regular season ranked third in assists with 7.7 per game.

College statistics[edit]

2011–12 Syracuse Orange 26 0 10.3 .431 .389 .565 1.5 2.1 0.8 0.3 2.7
2012–13 Syracuse Orange 40 40 35.2 .393 .294 .694 5.0 7.3 2.7 0.5 11.9

College career highs[edit]

Assists: 16 against Monmouth (12/8/12)

Points: 24 against Indiana (3/28/13)[5]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers (2013–present)[edit]

Carter-Williams with the 76ers

Many draft outlooks ranked Carter-Williams as a top three point guard prospect and a top ten prospect overall.[6][7][8] Carter-Williams was selected 11th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.[9] Carter-Williams, along with Nerlens Noel, were both officially signed by the 76ers on September 24, 2013.[10] On October 30, 2013, in his NBA debut, he recorded 22 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds, and 9 steals (the most steals ever made by a rookie on debut) in a 114-110 win over the Miami Heat.[11] Less than a week later, he had a 26 point, 10 assist performance in a 107-104 win over the Chicago Bulls. He was subsequently named the Player of the Week his first week in the NBA, an achievement last achieved by Shaquille O'Neal in 1992.[12] On November 9, 2013, Carter-Williams recorded a career-high 13 assists to go with 21 points in a 127-125 double overtime loss to Cleveland.[13]

On December 3, 2013, he recorded his first triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in 47 minutes in a 126-125 double overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. Rookie Victor Oladipo of the Magic also recorded his first career triple-double in the same game, marking the first and only time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded triple-doubles in the same game.[14] The last time that two players had recorded their first career triple-doubles in the same game was when Detroit Pistons Donnie Butcher and Ray Scott did it on March 14, 1964 (they were not rookies). It was also the first time that two opponents had recorded triple-doubles in the same game since Caron Butler and Baron Davis had done so on November 23, 2007.[15]

Carter-Williams was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October and November 2013. He led all rookies in scoring (17.2 ppg), assists (7.3 apg), steals (2.92 spg) and minutes (36.2 mpg) over this stretch.[16] He was again named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games of January 2014. During January he led all rookies in scoring (16.5 ppg), and ranked second in rebounding (5.6 rpg), assists (5.6 apg) and minutes (33.3 mpg).[17] During the month of February, Carter-Williams participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.[18]

On March 10, 2014, Carter-Williams recorded his second career triple-double with 23 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds in a 110-123 loss to the New York Knicks.[19] He became the only rookie in 76ers franchise history to record two triple doubles in a season. Carter-Williams was again named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the month for March 2014.[20] He is the first rookie in 76ers franchise history to be named conference rookie of the month three times. On April 14, 2014, Carter-Williams recorded 21 points and a career high 14 rebounds.[21] The 14 rebounds was the most recorded by a point guard in the 2013–14 NBA season.

Carter-Williams finished his rookie season with averages of 16.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 6.3 apg. He is one of only 3 players in NBA history to average 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in a rookie season, the other players being Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson.[22] On May 5, 2014, he was named the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year,[23] becoming the first rookie drafted 10th or later to win the award since Mark Jackson in 1987.

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Philadelphia 70 70 34.5 .405 .264 .703 6.2 6.3 1.9 .6 16.7
Career 70 70 34.5 .405 .264 .703 6.2 6.3 1.9 .6 16.7


Carter-Williams is the son of Earl Williams and Mandy Zegarowski and step-son of Zach Zegarowski and Rosa Williams.[2] He has a younger sister, Masey, and three younger brothers; Marcus, Max, and Adrian.[24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Irvin, Zuri (December 14, 2010). "Family guy: Basketball roots run deep for Syracuse signee Carter-Williams". The Daily Orange. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Carter-Williams Big East Bound
  4. ^ Syracuse guard Carter-Williams talks about recruit Nerlens Noel
  5. ^ Syracuse downs Indiana to advance to NCAA's Elite Eight
  6. ^ Draft Express NBA Draft Prospect Profile
  7. ^ 1 - Michael Carter-Williams
  8. ^ Ford, Chad. "Chad Ford's Top 100 - 2013". ESPN. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sixers Select Michael Carter-Williams with 11th Overall Pick in 2013 NBA Draft". NBA. June 28, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sixers Sign Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams". NBA. September 24, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Michael Carter-Williams, 76ers hold on, stun Dwyane Wade-less Heat". Associated Press. ESPN. October 30, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Carter-Williams, Love named Players of the Week". NBA. November 4, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ Dulik, Brian (November 9, 2013). "Notebook: Cavaliers 127, Sixers 125 (2OT)". NBA. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ Jasner, Andy (December 3, 2013). "Notebook: Sixers 126, Magic 125". NBA. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Michael Carter-Williams, 76ers overcome Arron Afflalo's 43". Associated Press. ESPN. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Carter-Williams, McLemore named Kia NBA Rookies of Month". NBA. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Carter-Williams, Burke honored as January's top rookies". NBA. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ Cooney, Bob (February 14, 2014). "Michael Carter-Williams enjoying first All-Star weekend". Philly.com. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  19. ^ Hamilton, Moke (March 10, 2014). "Notebook: Knicks 123, 76ers 110". NBA. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ Babb, Stephen (April 1, 2014). "Michael Carter-Williams and Gorgui Dieng Named Rookies of the Month for March". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  21. ^ Jones, Goldie (April 14, 2014). "Notebook: Sixers 113, Celtics 108". NBA. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Michael Carter-Williams Becomes Only Third Rookie Besides Magic Johnson & Oscar Robertson To Average 16/6/6". Barstool Sports. April 15, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams named 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year". NBA. May 5, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  24. ^ Todd Feathers. "Mother of Syracuse basketball player thanks community for support after home burns down - Boston.com". Boston.com (Boston Globe). Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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