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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Syracuse PG Michael Carter-Williams

As part of WEEI.com’€™s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics [1] when they make their lone selection at No. 16.

MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS

Position: Point guard

School: Syracuse

Age: 21

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 185 pounds

Achievements: All-Big East second team (2013), AP All-America honorable mention (2013), Bob Cousy [2] Award finalist as nation’s top point guard (2013), Gatorade Rhode Island High School Player of the Year (2011, 2010)

Key 2012-13 stats: 11.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.9 rebound, 2.8 steals

What he brings: Carter-Williams is agile and can get around despite his larger-than-normal size for a point guard, and his height facilitates his ability to find teammates anywhere on the court. He can make both basic and fancy passes depending on the situation.

He isn’€™t the greatest shooter, connecting on 29.2 percent of attempts from beyond the parabola, and could stand to get a little stronger, but his creativity and selflessness make him strong at the point.

Notes: Carter-Williams played just 10 minutes per game as a freshman before commandeering the Orange offense and playing more than 35 minutes per game in 2012-13. ‘€¦ He is from Hamilton ‘€” about 45 minutes north of Boston ‘€” and attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School for a year before transferring to St. Andrew’€™s School in Barrington, R.I. … Carter-Williams made local news when his family’€™s house burned down while Syracuse was playing California in the third round of the NCAA [3] tournament March 23. ‘€¦ In December, he reportedly was caught shoplifting [4] before settling with issue privately with Lord & Taylor for $500.

Recent articles:

Syracuse.com: Syracuse’€™s Michael Carter-Williams measures up at NBA pre-draft combine [5]

Slamonline.com mock draft: No. 8 pick a versatile point guard with terrific court vision [6]

Video: Here are some highlights from Carter-Williams’€™ sophomore season [7] at Syracuse.