- Updated: June 28, 2013
Michael Carter-Williams (born October 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. An ESPN 2013 NBA Draft outlook ranked Carter-Williams as the top point guard prospect and #8 prospect overall.
Carter-Williams attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in South Hamilton, Massachusetts as a freshman. He was 5’9″ as a freshman, he 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. In his three years as a starter, he averaged 25.4 points per game. 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.He visited colleges in the 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.
He played on the same AAU team as former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel.
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.