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Michael Carter-Williams Has Fully Prepared Himself For The NBA

Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports

Carter-WilliamsWhen Michael Carter-Williams was selected No. 11 by the Philadelphia 76ers this rapid success wasnt expected.

He was tall, had handles and a good court sense, but there were real questions about his shooting and efficiency.

Carter-Williams was ready for it and it was because of his family his mother, Mandy, played at Mary Washington College; his father, Earl, played at Salem State; and his step father Zach (Mandy remarried) was a college player and high school coach.

How all that shaped Carter-Williams is detailed in a fantastic profile at CSNPhilly.com by Gordie Jones.

Zach also became Michaels basketball guy, according to Mandy, working him out ceaselessly on the familys backyard court. Its not like she shrank into the background, though. More than once she rained instructions down on her son from a second-floor window. More than once she badgered him from a courtside lawn chair.

Its not something you usually see with a mother and son, she said, and I guess thats where you could say the relationship is a little bit different, because Im screaming, Follow through! Bend your knees! Jump! Nothing lazy!

And he seems like he has the mentality, the personality to handle it and everything else that comes his way.


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