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January 30, 2014

Family and friends come out to support rookie star in hometown debut

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During his rookie debut in October, Carter-Williams scored 22 points, dished out 12 assists, had nine steals and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the 76ers to a surprising 114-110 win over the defending-champion Miami Heat.

“That was a surreal moment, but I don’t even remember half of the night,” Carter-Zegarowski said of watching her son’s historic performance.

The lifestyle change is one that the family has embraced. They’re in full support of their son’s career and have remained by his side throughout this new journey.

Last May, Carter-Zegarowski stepped down as head coach of the Ipswich High girls basketball team after 10 years to manage her son full-time. Her daughter Masey, who spent two seasons at Ipswich, transferred to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. Her twin sons, Marcus and Max are in their freshman seasons at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and even managed to make it to their brother’s game by halftime, despite have a game of their own earlier in the night.

“I think we’re all realizing that it’s the quality of time we spend together rather than the quantity, and we’ve learned to appreciate each other more,” noted the mother of four. “A lot of people have jobs in which they travel.

“It does get busy around here, but it’s a great busy. It really has been so much fun for everybody.”

The family recently moved into their new home in Hamilton after their previous one caught fire last March. They were able to stay with family and friends while their new abode was being rebuilt and made it into the new house in time for the holidays.

Back in November, the entire clan went down to Philadelphia to spend Thanksgiving with Carter-Williams and got to take in a 76ers game together.

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