Syracuse PG Michael Carter-Williams is getting a lot of hype right now in 2013 NBA Draft circles. The 6’5 point is among those leading the nation in assists with over 10 a game, and he is gaining the attention of draft scouts and opposing teams alike.
With everything going on right now the jury on Carter-Williams is still out. Is he a top 5 pick or a late lottery?
The thing you love about Michael is the smoothness to his game. As far as vision and passing ability goes he is a true point and has a lot of the old school flow to how he operates the offense. He is also a really good rebounder and defender.
The reason people have differing opinions on him is because of his streaky offensive game. Michael is a player that likes to get in the lane and shoot the floater, rather than shoot the jumper from the floor. Teams have already taken advantage of this and closed passing lanes, forcing Michael to shoot, and Syracuse lost because of that. If he can improve his jumper going into draft season there is no reason why he isn’t a top 10 hands down selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Best case comparison: Jason Kidd
Worst case comparison: More Athletic Kendall Marshall