Michael Carter-Williams '11 to Deliver Commencement Address
St. Andrew's School is pleased to announce that Michael Carter-Williams '11 will return to Barrington to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017. Michael enjoyed a sensational career at St. Andrew's. In addition to his basketball success, Michael was an honor roll student, was active in the chorus and on stage, earning the lead role of Aladdin his senior year, and completed over 100 hours of community service each year.
With drive, determination, and hard work, he improved every year in the classroom and on the basketball court. He grew from a 5'9" freshman into a 6'6" senior while leading the Saints to two New England Final Fours and into various national rankings. He was the first player from a Rhode Island high school to be selected for the prestigious McDonald's Game held in Chicago, Illinois each year. The selection committee picks the top 24 players from close to 5000 nominees in the senior class nationally. He also was selected to play in the Jordan Game in Charlotte, NC which also honors the top 24 seniors in the country in that given year. While at St. Andrews he was a two time Gatorade Player of the Year for Rhode Island and NEPSAC MVP.
After St. Andrew's, Michael attended Syracuse University in upstate New York. While initially on the bench, Michael continued to work hard and earned minutes for a very good team. A starter in his sophomore year, Syracuse won the Big East Final and Michael was named the MVP of the East Region leading Syracuse to a NCAA Final Four appearance. He was later named All American and Academic All American.
After His sophomore year, Michael entered the 2013 NBA Draft and was selected in the Lottery at #11 by the Philadelphia 76ers. For the 76s, Carter-Williams led all rookies in points (16.7), rebounds (6.2) and assists (6.3) per game, becoming just the third NBA player to accomplish that feat since the beginning of the 1950-51 campaign. Oscar Robinson and Magic Johnson were the other two.
He was in Philadelphia for a season and a half before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. As a starting point guard he helped the Bucks to their first playoff appearance in years. This past year he was traded to the Chicago Bulls where he shared minutes starting and coming off the bench.
Carter-Williams is a NBA ambassador for the Special Olympics and runs his own Special Olympics Massachusetts team.
St. Andrew's School Commencement will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am.