|Michael Carter-Williams Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 1991|
Michael Carter-Williams is an American professional basketball player who has represented the Philadelphia 76ers (2013–2015), the Milwaukee Bucks (2015–2016), the Chicago Bulls (2016–2017), the Charlotte Hornets (2017–2018), the Houston Rockets (2018–2019), and the Orlando Magic (2019–2022), as a point guard, in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was picked 11th overall in the 1st round, by the Philadelphia 76ers, at the 2013 NBA Draft. In 2014, he won the prestigious ‘NBA Rookie of the Year’ award and was included in the ‘NBA All-Rookie First Team’.
Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Orlando, Florida, United States
Michael had attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School (HWRHS), a public school in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, as a freshman. He then took a transfer to St. Andrew’s School, a nondenominational boarding and day school in Barrington, Rhode Island. There, he lived in a dormitory during his final 3 years of high school.
After his high school graduation, he joined Syracuse University, a private research university in Syracuse, New York. There, between 2011 and 2013, he represented the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team. In April 2013, he declared for the NBA Draft, forgoing his final 2 years of college eligibility.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Earl Williams
- Mother – Amanda ‘Mandy’ Zegarowski (née Carter) (Basketball Coach, Former Basketball Player)
- Others – Rosa Rodriguez-Williams (Stepmother), Adrian Williams (Younger Half-Brother), Zach Zegarowski (Stepfather) (Former Basketball Player), Masey Zegarowski (Younger Half-Sister) (Former College-Level Basketball Player), Marcus Zegarowski (Younger Half-Brother) (Professional Basketball Player), Max Zegarowski (Younger Half-Brother) (Former College-Level Basketball Player). Marcus and Max are twins.
- 1 – Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets
- 5 – Milwaukee Bucks
- 7 – Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic
- 10 – Charlotte Hornets
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Michael has dated –
- Tia Shah (2013-Present) – Michael began dating his college sweetheart Tia Shah in 2013 and the couple got engaged in 2016. They got married in July 2021 and have 2 children together – a daughter named Charleigh Carter-Williams (b. July 2018) and a son named Redd Carter-Williams (b. July 2021).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Dreadlocked hair
- Sports a thick beard
- Has his left hand covered in tattoos
Michael Carter-Williams Facts
- Michael, in his freshman year of high school, led his team and conference in scoring, with 20 points per game to his name. He also led his school to a league championship.
- In his next 3 years of high school, as a starter, he averaged 25.4 points per game. In his senior year, he averaged 23.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.
- In the later part of his high school career, he played in the same AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) team as fellow future professional basketball player Nerlens Noel. Michael and Nerlens would go on to become teammates in the Philadelphia 76ers as well, in the mid-2010s.
- In 2011, Michael was included in the McDonald’s All-American Game, the annual all-star basketball game for American and Canadian boys’ and girls’ high school basketball graduates.
- He was a breakout star for Syracuse University during the 2012–13 season and was regarded as one of the best college-level point guards in the country at that time.
- In 2013, he was named the ‘Most Improved Player’ in the Big East Conference, a collegiate athletic conference headquartered in New York City that competes in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I in 10 men’s sports and 12 women’s sports.
- In 2021, Michael co-founded an NFT (non-fungible token) company called DeFi Crypto Connections.
- He is also actively involved with a youth athletics organization called MCW Starz. It was co-founded by his mother and stepfather.
Featured Image by Michael Carter-Williams / Instagram