Hamilton native Michael Carter-Williams is the third leading scorer for No. 6 Syracuse basketball, averaging 11.6 points per game through his first five contests after playing limited minutes last year as a freshman.
Hamilton played one year at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School before transferring to St. Andrew’s in Rhode Island where he netted 2,260 career points, was ranked the fourth best shooting guard in the country on the 2011 ESPNU 100 and was a McDonald’s All-American his senior year.
Carter-Williams’ mother is Amanda Carter-Zegarowski, the girls varsity basketball coach at Ipswich. His sister is Ipswich all-league point guard Masey Zegarowski.
Carter-Williams and the Cuse are on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. Thursday when they play Long Beach State.
MORRIER TO JOIN MILLS
Congrats to Timberlane junior Rachel Morrier who has committed to play soccer at Providence College. She committed there during the second half of her sophomore year.
Morrier moved to midfield from forward this year and scored 13 goals and added 10 assists after netting an area-best 23 goals last year.
She will join her former high school teammate Ally Mills, who started 11 games as a freshman for Providence College this fall.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Great matchup today on Monday Night Football as the New York Giants (7-4 overall, 3-2 on road) play at the Washington Redskins (5-6, 2-3) at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
It’s a great opportunity to see two talented quarterbacks: New York’s Eli Manning and Washington rookie Robert Griffin III, who enters with a 67 percent completion percentage and 2,497 yards passing.
WILSON A FREE AGENT
The San Francisco Giants did not tender a 2013 contract to former Londonderry High pitcher Brian Wilson, making the right-handed closer a free agent.
He is someone the Red Sox should at least inquire about.
The 30-year-old’s 2012 season ended after just two appearances when he had to undergo the second Tommy John surgery of his career.
He is a three-time All-Star who led the National League with 48 saves in 2010. He then went on to save six games in the ‘10 playoffs, leading the Giants to a World Series title.
Wilson has 171 saves and a 3.21 ERA during his career.
A year after finally freeing themselves of J.D. Drew, the Boston Red Sox reportedly are interested in his free agent brother, Stephen Drew, a 29-year-old shortstop.
Stephen Drew is a .265 career hitter with .328 a on-base percentage and 77 homers over seven big league seasons.
BOUDREAU AND BC
Three-time Eagle-Tribune MVP Nicole Boudreau of Andover entered yesterday averaging 12.6 points per game through her first seven contests as a freshman at Boston College.
The only BC player averaging more points than her is former Central Catholic great Katie Zenevitch (13.9 ppg entering yesterday’s game).
Both Boudreau and Zenevitch are starters.
Boudreau was shooting 43 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range entering yesterday.
Franklin Pierce’s Brendan McCarron of Andover scored his team-leading fourth goal of this season in the Ravens’ 3-2 victory over Stonehill on the road Saturday.
The former Central Catholic standout also has two assists.
EDELMAN ON CRUTCHES
Several reporters in Miami said that New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was using crutches and in a walking boot after the Patriots’ win over the Dolphins yesterday.
He caught one pass for 13 yards yesterday .
The Baseball Winter Meetings start today in Nashville, Tenn. and run through Thursday.
It should be an interesting week for the Red Sox who have plenty on their wish-list, including starting pitching, an outfielder or two, a shortstop and a first baseman.