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Mom: Hoops Star Still Undecided on NBA

The mother of a Hamilton native who was reportedly headed into the NBA draft this spring says her son remains undecided.

The mother of a local basketball player who is leading the NCAA in average assists per game said Tuesday her son is still undecided about entering the NBA draft this spring.

Mandy Carter-Zegarowski is the mother of Michael Carter-Williams, a sophomore point guard at Syracuse University who played his freshman year at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and later transferred to St. Andrew's in Rhode Island, where he graduated in 2011.

On Tuesday, Hamilton-Wenham Patch posted a story citing a GoLocalProv story that cited "several sources" that said Carter-Williams plans to go pro this spring.

But that's not the case, Carter-Zegarowski said.

"We have not made any decisions regarding Michael playing in the NBA," Carter-Zegarowski said. "Michael loves Syracuse; He is focused on winning games and feels fortunate to he playing for a team that ranks in the Top 10 in the country."

If he does go pro, several college basketball experts have opined that Carter-Williams could be a top 10 draft pick this year.

Carter-Zegarowski noted that Carter-Williams was recently named student athlete of the month for achieving a 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

"This is an amazing opportunity and time for him at Syracuse and we are having so much fun watching him," she said.

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