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Syracuse Sophomore Michael Carter-Williams Will Go Pro, Enter NBA Draft

No duh, Michael Carter-Williams will go pro.

Jim McIsaac

No duh, Michael Carter-Williams will go pro. Jim Boeheim made the announcement via statement on Wednesday.

"Michael has informed me of his intention to enter the NBA Draft," said Boeheim. "He's coming off a tremendous season and we appreciate all he's done for Syracuse basketball. We wish Michael the best of luck as he pursues a pro career."

MC Dubz started all 40 games for Syracuse this year (by the way, Syracuse played 40 games this year!) and finished fifth in the nation in assists (7.3) and fourth in steals (2.78). He also averaged 11.9 PPG and played more per game than any other Syracuse Orange player (35.2 minutes).

Carter-Williams joins the ranks of Jonny Flynn, Dion Waiters and Fab Melo, who all left after their sophomore seasons. Unlike that previous trio, MCW leaves on the heels of leading the Orange to the Final Four.

According to NBA Draft experts across the board, Carter-Williams has lottery pick potential. Chad Ford even has MCW going as high as No. 9 overall.

The good news is that Syracuse already has MC Dubz's successor as point guard lined up in incoming freshman Tyler Ennis.

Fare thee well, Michael. We understand. We'd all go too if we were being told we were assured millions of dollars. Thanks for the Final Four run. Just please, still be in the NBA in like five-six years. That's all...