First Day Analysis: Michael Carter-Williams

In the next chapter of his life, Carter-Williams writes on the first page of his pro book. See what it says inside.

As the 11th overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, the bar is high for Michael Carter-Williams.

That bar was set even higher when the Philadelphia 76ers proposed a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans to send their starting point guard Jrue Holiday to New Orleans for their sixth overall pick in this year's draft, Nerlens Noel.

Less than two weeks later, Carter-Williams has been offered his first action as a professional, competing with his new team in Orlando Pro Summer League.

In his first match, Carter-Williams was on the floor for all but six of the 40 allotted minutes. During that time, he amounted 26 points, but struggled to get the ball in the basket, missing 15 of his 23 attempts from the field.

He looked as strong as ever from the free throw line, making 10 of 11.

Carter-Williams'fearlessness and strength got him to the charity stripe as he attacked and fought through the contact on his way to the rack.

Despite being skinnier in frame than some of his counterparts, Carter-Williams continues to show an unrelenting want for a high-percentage shot.

Where he needs to work is on defense as well as controlling the ball. Carter-Williams had nine turnovers in his first contest at Summer League. On one occasion after the ball was stolen from his possession, Carter-Williams stopped and watched as he opponent began a fast break that led to a score by the Houston Rockets instead of hustling down to contest the drive.

Rookie mistakes will happen, but leadership is something Carter-Williams has to show in how he responds to short steps.

Overall, he looked to respond to the pro game well to start things off in Florida.

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