07/10/13 9:34 am EST
The 76ers’ coaching staff and front office knew that Michael Carter-Williams would face some steep point guard competition in the Orlando Pro Summer League. In the team’s first game on Sunday, he was matched up against the rising Houston Rocket Patrick Beverley.
Then, in the team’s second matchup of the OPSL on Monday, MCW went up against a slew of feisty backcourt men from the Indiana Pacers. Among them were Luke Hansbrough, Orlando Johnson and another former Syracuse guard, Jonny Flynn.
Flynn, who was the 6th Overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, played last season with the Australia Tigers after playing with three teams in as many seasons in the League. Now back from his hiatus, Flynn is competing with the Pacers in Orlando and then with the Clippers in Las Vegas next week. And, while he’s trying to make a good impression on NBA scouts to try and make his own NBA roster, Flynn has definitely noticed MCW and several other Syracuse alumni playing hard and performing well in the Amway Center.