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1 - Michael Carter-Williams

Syracuse 

  • Birthday: 10/12/91
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 185
  • Hometown: Hamilton, MA
  • High School: St Andrews
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Overall

92

2013
Mock:  11

NBA Comparison: Marcus Williams (AZ)/Jerryl Sasser

Strengths: High level passing ability … Tremendous length and height for his position combined with a high basketball IQ. Carter-Williams is a gifted athlete … He has the ability to handle the ball well for his size … Possesses the skill to burst through a first line of defenders, with a deceptive first step ... Can turn a broken play into points with an outstanding ability to find the open man ... Solid competitor ... Rebounds the ball very well for a player at his position…Defensively, his length allows him to create turnovers at a high rate… Ignites the fast break, finding streaking teammates for easy dunks, trailing shooters, or finishes at the rim on his own, MCW can be a handful for opposing defenders ... Was able to dominate running Boeheim’s offense at times, getting the ball to shooters in their spots, as well as lead the fast break, and create shots for himself ... A true ball hawk with excellent anticipation and reflexes put him into the top 10 in steals ...

Weaknesses:
Ceiling is considerable, but so is his basement, has star potential but also appears to be a guy that could end up playing the majority of his career overseas ... Already the age of a senior, so there is concern about his upside and how much his body and offense will improve ... Routinely passes up open shots ... His inconsistent outside shooting (29% from 3) will make it easy for opponents to sag off him, making it even more difficult for him to get by defenders ... Battled inconsistency during his first full year as a starting point guard … Turnover prone. His youth showed at times … He needs to improve as a leader, a floor general, to become the player he can be at the next level ... His upper body strength will have to improve ... Needs to improve his outside shooting... Defensively, he will need to transition from Boeheim’s 2-3 to an NBA Man-to-Man … Takes a lot of risks defensively, can get away with it in college, NBA players will expose this ... Was involved in a shop lifting incident at the beginning of the college season and while he was not arrested, the incident was documented and he'll be forced to answer questions from teams about it. Character questions have arisen due to the incident ... Credit Jim Boeheim and his system for making Syracuse players look good, but the track record of recent Cuse high picks (Wes Johnson, Jonny Flynn, Donte Greene, Dion Waiters(?)) has not been very good ...

Overall: With his vision, speed, and ball handling ability, Carter-Williams possesses uncommon PG tools ... Proving that he can be a leader night-in and night-out is something NBA teams will need to see if they are to turn the keys of an offense over to him ...

Elliot Adamczyk 3/19/13

May 29, 2013

January 16, 2011

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