NEW YORK — Tyler Ennis replaced Michael Carter-Williams as the starting point guard at Syracuse, and now Carter-Williams can’t help but be impressed by his successor.
“I’ve seen a lot of Syracuse,” Carter-Williams said after putting up 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Philadelphia 76ers beat former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, 110-106, at Madison Square Garden.
“Tyler’s playing great. He’s leading that team, along with C.J. [Fair]. Jerami [Grant]’s playing great, Trevor [Cooney] also. They’re also playing great. They’re 18-0, they can’t be doing any better. I think Tyler’s really stepped up. He plays with a lot of poise and confidence so I’m proud of him.”
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