“Everybody was pretty down in Syracuse Nation (at the end of the regular season). There were not a lot of positive things being said or written.”
Carter-Williams remained positive tried to reassure his mother that the team was ready to play.
“He did say to me, ‘Mom, don’t worry. I’m feeling very confident and I’m going to do whatever I can do to help us win,’” Carter-Zegarowski said. “I felt like he was willing to rebound, he was getting deflections and steals. I was really proud of him for the tempo of the game and him being in control and taking care of the ball.”
Syracuse arrived in Atlanta last night and by Saturday night Michigan will be tracking Carter-Williams’ every move. In many ways he has become the key player for the Orange.
If he continues to play at this high level, the Wolverines could become just the final obstacle before playing for the national title.
“It’s real exciting. We’ve had so many highs and so many lows, to get to the Final Four is a great thing. We’re enjoying it and enjoying the process,” Carter-Williams said. “A lot of people counted us out and we proved everybody wrong.”