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Former Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams would welcome being drafted by 76ers

CHICAGO – Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams thinks the Sixers could be on the rise.

Former Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams would welcome being drafted by 76ers

Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) dribbles the ball against Georgetown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP file)
Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) dribbles the ball against Georgetown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP file)

CHICAGO – Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams thinks the Sixers could be on the rise.

That’s a good thing for the NBA draft prospect if you agree with bleacherreport.com’s mock draft. The Sixers are likely to get the 11th pick in the June draft. And the website has them using it on the 6-foot-6 point guard.

Carter-Williams believes he has an interview scheduled with the franchise while here at the NBA draft combine.

“I’m just not 100 percent sure,” he said.

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Carter-Williams sounded like someone interested in having a role in the Sixers’ rebuilding process.

“They have good young players,” he said. “They have good young guards. … They are on the uprising. They are still trying to rebuild their team.

“And I think they could have a real good team in the future.”

Carter-Williams, Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Duke’s Mason Plumlee all elected not to participate in Thursday’s drills at the combine.



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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