Before Michael Carter-Williams was the Rookie of the Year for the Philadelphia 76ers, he was a little known prospect from St. Andrews in Rhode Island heading to Syracuse after his senior season. Carter-Williams scored 2,260 career points at St. Andrews, but was only ranked 20th overall on the 2011 ESPNU 100 (per Cuse.com). Who knew that just a few years after his high school graduation that he would be the face of an NBA franchise and the reigning Rookie of the Year?
Want some fun facts on MCW during his time in high school? Here ya go:
- MCW performed in the schools version of the play “Aladdin.”
- Honor roll student (GPA over 3.2) during his last two and a half years at St. Andrews.
- Named the 2010 Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year.
- As a senior he averaged 23.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
But, we know what you really came here for, which is the highlights of Carter-Williams playing at St. Andrews. Guess what? We have them and they can be seen below. Get mesmerized as you watch a very young Michael dip through passing lanes, cross poor youngin’s over and drop dimes like he was getting paid an allowance. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one folks.