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NBA Draft Scouting Report: Michael Carter-Williams


Carter-Williams was an assist wizard at Syracuse.

By Chris Molicki
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse
Why you want him: The biggest asset  Carter-Williams has is his passing ability. He dished out assists left and right all season. He has great court vision and can find the open man. Carter-Williams excelled in Jim Boeheim’s zone because of his incredible length and size for a point guard. He’s very lanky, which helps him collect steals and disrupt passing lanes. His potential is enormous.
Why you don’t want him: Carter-Williams is bad at two things that guards should be good at: shooting and taking care of the ball. He’s sloppy and very turnover prone, and has an inefficient jumper, especially behind the arc. While he can get to the basket, he needs to improve as an offensive threat so his opponents will respect that part of his game when defending him.
Where he’ll be picked: Lottery. Everyone is on the Trey Burke train, but I think Carter-Williams may wind up being the best point guard in this draft. He’s more of a point guard than Burke and has great size as a bonus. Carter-Williams is still very raw, but he has the chance to grow into one of the more unique players in recent memory.

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