Best Asset: Carter-Williams' vision is easily his most important attribute to the Orange. No player is as singularly responsible for his team's offensive success as he is.
It's an extreme example, but against Montana, the sophomore guard dominated the Grizzlies' defense with dazzling passes, finishing with nine assists. Against California, Syracuse's offense featured a 12-minute field-goal drought that even the Big East's assist leader couldn't solve. He finished with five turnovers, the fourth time in his last five games that he's had at least four miscues.
Top Showing: Although it was against Seton Hall, Carter-Williams tied a Big East tournament record with 14 assists in the Orange’s 75-63 victory on March 13, the second day of the tournament.
Pro Potential: Carter-Williams was a top-tier prospect heading into the season, but the Orange went through an offensive lull in February, which impacted the sophomore’s stock. At 6’6’’, he’s big and is still an immensely intriguing prospect. If he does decide to leave, he’ll likely be selected in the lottery.
When to Watch: Thursday, 9:45 p.m. ET vs. No. 1 Indiana (CBS)
One More Thing: If he seems a bit distracted on Thursday night, you can’t fault him. According to WCVB in Boston, his mother's Massachusetts house caught fire during the Orange's last game against California.