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Michael Carter-Williams

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2015-16 (MILWAUKEE):
Played in 54 games (37 starts) and averaged 11.5 ppg, 5.2 apg, 5.1 rpg and 1.5 spg in 30.5 mpg … missed the final 23 games of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip … posted a season-high 24 points at GSW on 12/18 … had a season-high 13 assists with 18 points at SAC on 2/1 … grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds on 1/8 vs. DAL and on 1/22 at HOU … dished out 6+ assists in 10 straight games from 12/29-1/15 … logged six double-doubles … had 32 double-figure scoring games and six 20+ point games.

CAREER:
In two NBA seasons (190 games, 170 starts), has averaged 14.5 ppg, 5.6 apg, 6.1 apg 1.69 spg and 0.60 bpg in 32.7 mpg … shooting .412 from the field, .255 from distance and .690 from the foul line … has also appeared in six playoff games (all starts) and averaged 12.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.17 spg and 1.00 bpg in 31.8 mpg.

2014-15 (PHILADELPHIA/MILWAUKEE):
Appeared in 66 games (63 starts) and averaged 14.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 6.7 apg (11th in NBA) and 1.68 spg (15th) in 32.6 mpg ... shot .396 from the floor, .235 from long range and .694 from the stripe … tied season high of 30 points vs. PHI on 4/13 … scored season-high 30 points vs. CLE on 4/8 and tied his career high for FGM with 13 … recorded first double-double in a Bucks uniform on 4/1 vs. CHI with 21 points and 10 rebounds and also set season high for offensive rebounds (4) … played season-high 46 minutes at BKN on 3/20 … set career highs in free throws made (12) and attempted (15) on 3/12 at IND … made Bucks debut on 2/25 vs. PHI, his former team, and recorded 7 points and 2 steals in 18 minutes, along with 8 assists and only 1 turnover … named to his second straight BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on 1/28 … scored 20+ points 15 times and in a career-high three straight games from 1/13-16 … recorded 11 double-doubles and three triple-doubles … shot .780 (85-of-109) from the free-throw line in 25 games with MIL after going just .643 (117-of-182) in 41 games with PHI … one of six players to average at least 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 2014-15 (Harden, Westbrook, Bledsoe, James, T. Evans) … blocked season-high 2 shots seven times … grabbed season-high 6 steals on 12/23 at MIA … tied season-high 11 rebounds on 12/13 vs. MEM … set career high in assists (16) on 11/29 vs. DAL … missed the entire preseason and the first seven games of the season with a right shoulder injury. 2015 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 12.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.8 apg and 1.2 spg in the First Round against CHI … the 4.8 apg tied for 18th in the NBA during the postseason … on 4/27 at CHI, set playoffs career highs with 22 points, 10 FGM, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks, and tied postseason career highs of 9 assists and 2 FTM.

2013-14 (PHILADELPHIA):
In 70 games (all starts), averaged 16.7 ppg, 6.3 apg (T-11th), 6.2 rpg and 1.86 spg (6th) in 34.5 mpg … named 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, garnering 104 of a possible 124 first-place votes by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters … also voted a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection … became first “double-digit” draft pick to be named Rookie of the Year since Mark Jackson (18th overall pick) in 1987-88 and just the fifth all-time … competed in both the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during All-Star Weekend … had 17 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds in the Rising Stars Challenge and teamed with Victor Oladipo to finish second in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge … named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from 10/29 to 11/3 … Shaquille O’Neal is the only other rookie in the history of the award to earn Player of the Week honors to start his career … named Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October/November, January, March and April … became just the third player dating back to 1950-51 to lead rookies in points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game, joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) … joined Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Magic Johnson (1979-80) as the only players to average at least 16.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 6.0 apg in their rookie season … scored 20+ points 25 times, and became the first Sixer to score 20+ points more than five times his rookie season since Allen Iverson (48 times in 1996-97) … scored 33 points at CLE on 1/7, becoming the first Sixer rookie to score 30+ points since Allen Iverson had 35 at ATL on 4/19/97 … notched 16 double-doubles, including two triple-doubles (12/3 and 3/10) … ranked 2nd in the NBA among guards with 6.2 rpg and averaged 8.2 rpg over the final 23 games … had 135 total rebounds in March, the most by a guard in a single month since Bobby Sura had 142 in March of 2004 for Atlanta … recorded 22 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds and 9 steals in his NBA debut vs. MIA (10/30), becoming one of just three players in NBA history to hit all of those statistical marks in a single game (Rickey Green on 11/27/82 and Johnny Moore on 1/8/85) … the 9 steals on 10/30 marked most steals by any player in his first career game and tied the PHI record for most steals in a single game … missed a total of 12 games: four (11/13-11/18/13) with a left foot arch bruise, seven (12/6-12/16/13) with right knee soreness/skin infection and one (2/1/14) with right shoulder soreness.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Philadelphia with the 11th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft (6/27/13) … acquired by Milwaukee along with Miles Plumlee (Phoenix) and Tyler Ennis (Phoenix) in a three-team deal that sent Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall to the Suns (2/19/15) … acquired by Chicago in exchange for Tony Snell (10/17/16).

COLLEGE CAREER:
An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Syracuse. 2012-13: Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors … averaged 11.4 points, 7.3 assists (T-3rd in nation), 4.9 rebounds and 2.78 steals (4th in nation) … scored in double figures in 30 of his 40 games played as a sophomore after doing so just once his freshman season … had a career-high 24 points against No. 1 seeded Indiana in the Sweet 16 … tallied 10 double-doubles, including 15 points and a career-high 16 assists vs. Monmouth … recorded at least one steal in all but two games as a sophomore, including 4+ steals 11 times … his 111 steals in 2012-13 set a school record for a single season. 2011-12: Averaged 2.7 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.5 rpf and 0.77 spg in 26 games.

Son of Mandy and Zach Zegarowski and Earl and Rosa Williams … majored in communication and rhetorical studies … an honor roll student over his final two and a half years at St. Andrews School (RI) … performed in the school’s musical “Aladdin” … averaged 23.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists as a senior and played in the 2011 McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic game … an AAU teammate of Nerlens Noel … donated the 2015 Kia Sorento LX CUV that he was awarded for being named Rookie of the Year to the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF), which is dedicated to funding research to find treatment options and a cure for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma … on Twitter as @MCW1.
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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 190 lbs./ 86.2 kg
Born: October 10, 1991
From: Syracuse
Draft: 2017
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Milwaukee Bucks 2015 - 2015
  Philadelphia 76ers 2014 - 2014
  Milwaukee Bucks 2014 - 2014
  Philadelphia 76ers 2013 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Syracuse/USA

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