For the past three months, Philadelphia 76ers have been talking about how point guard Michael Carter-Williams will an important part of the franchise’s future.
Carter-Williams, a Hamilton native, was drafted at No. 11 by the 76ers in June’s NBA draft, but it was not until Tuesday that he officially signed with the team. The 76ers announced Tuesday that they signed Carter-Williams to a pro contract.
The length and amount of the contract was not disclosed, according to Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia.
The 76ers also signed Nerlens Noel, a former teammates of Carter-Williams when the two played together on the Boston Amateur Basketball Club.
“We’re best friends. We played on the same AAU team in high school. It’s like a dream come true,” Carter-Williams said about Noel in an interview with HoopsWorld that was published on Monday. “We always talked about how we were both going to make it to the NBA. For us to end up on the same team is a blessing.”