Michael Carter-Williams selected 11th by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013 NBA Draft

Michael Carter-Williams

Former SU guard Michael Carter-Williams has been selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Carter-Williams was taken 11th by Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. The 6' 6'' point guard left Syracuse University after his sophomore season, averaging 18.6 ppg and 6.7 apg in his final season with the Orange.

Experts had speculated before the draft that Carter-Williams would be picked anywhere between the sixth to 13th picks.

Carter-Williams' former teammate James Southerland is expected to go in the late first round or second round. Brandon Triche is also eligible for the draft and has worked out for some NBA teams, but is not guaranteed to be drafted.

Here's the AP story on Carter-Williams...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the 11th pick in the NBA draft.

The Sixers were suddenly in the market for a point guard Thursday night after they traded All-Star guard Jrue Holiday to New Orleans. A person familiar with the trade says the Pelicans sent Nerlens Noel, the sixth overall pick, and a protected 2014 first-round pick to the Sixers for Holiday and the Sixers' second-round selection - 42nd overall - in this year's draft. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.

Carter-Williams, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound guard, played two seasons at Syracuse. He led the Orange in assists (7.3) and steals (2.8) and averaged 11.9 points last season.

General manager Sam Hinkie made a big splash in his first draft running the team. Hinkie traded the Sixers' best player and acquired another big man with bad knees. Noel is expected to be sidelined until December because of left knee surgery.

The Sixers are in the lottery mostly because Andrew Bynum never played a game for them because of bone bruises in both his knees.

AP Sports Writer Brett Martel contributed to this report.

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