The 11th overall pick led the Sixers with 26 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. In addition to those three categories, he also lead the team with nine turnovers (six in the first half). Carter-Williams shot 8-for-26 from the field in the 88-80 loss but did manage to fill out the stat sheet.
If there is one glaring difference between Carter-Williams and former point guard Jrue Holiday is that Carter-Williams gets to the foul line. He scored 10 of his 26 points from the free throw line.
It was an impressive beginning to MCW's professional career. He showed the ability to finish at the rim while leading the offense. The Syracuse product also showed that he has a lot of room to grow.
I don't know why and I can't put my finger on it but I think this kid is going to be special. I think Carter-Williams possess the ability to facilitate and offense but takeover if need be (best case scenario: Rajon Rondo-like). I just get that vibe from him and I can't explain it.
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