March 23, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) drives past California Golden Bears guard Tyrone Wallace (3) during the second half of the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Guard Michael Carter-Williams Declares for NBA Draft

On Wednesday, Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams declared for the NBA draft. The sophomore, who barely played as a freshman, will become the ninth player from SU since 2003 to declare early for the draft.

Carter-Williams averaged 11.9 points this season, ranked fifth nationally in assists (7.3) and fourth in steals (2.78). He helped guide Syracuse to the Final Four as the team’s point guard. Carter-Williams leaves the school with a record 111 steals in a season and 292 assists—second-highest in team history.

There’s no question the young guard is talented but is it too soon to go pro?

The 6’6″ guard has the size for it and definitely the talent and knowledge, but where will he land? Carter-Williams believes he’s a top-five pick because of his ability to get in the lane, but Chad Ford of ESPN has him going at No. 13.

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