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Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams declaring for NBA Draft

Michael Carter-Williams is projected as an NBA lottery pick after a breakout sophomore season at Syracuse. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Michael Carter-Williams is projected as an NBA lottery pick after a breakout sophomore season at Syracuse. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Syracuse sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to leave college and declare for the NBA Draft after two seasons.

Carter-Williams followed up a nondescript freshman season in which he averaged 2.7 points, by leading the Orange to the Final Four this season, averaging 11.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 steals.

He is projected to be an NBA lottery pick.

“He’s coming off a tremendous season and we appreciate all he’s done for Syracuse basketball,” Orange coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement. “We wish Michael the best of luck as he pursues a pro career.”
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