(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) – Syracuse sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams informed the university Wednesday that he is leaving school early for the opportunity to play in the NBA.
“Michael has informed me of his intention to enter the NBA Draft,” said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim in a statement. “He’s coming off a tremendous season and we appreciate all he’s done for Syracuse basketball. We wish Michael the best of luck as he pursues a pro career.”
In 40 games with the Orange this season, Carter-Williams averaged 11.9 points, 7.3 assists and 2.78 steals per game. He was ranked fourth in the country in steals and fifth in assists while leading Syracuse to an appearance in this year’s Final Four.
The NBA draft is scheduled to take place on June 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN