Report: Michael Carter-Williams’ house caught fire during Saturday’s game
The Massachusetts home of Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams caught fire while the sophomore was playing in an NCAA tournament game against California on Saturday, according to Boston TV station WCVB.
Family members were watching the game in the Hamilton, Mass., house — owned by Carter-Williams’ mother, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski — when the fire started at about 10:15 p.m., the report states. The fire caused significant damage to the house, but the family was unharmed.
The exact cause of the fire is unknown, though firefighters believe it started in a wood stove outside. They “had a difficult time dousing the flames because of heavy smoke but were able to get it under control after a couple of hours,” according to the report.
Carter-Williams, 21, is a highly touted prospect and potential first-round NBA draft pick. The 6-foot-6 point guard averaged 11.8 points, 7.6 assists and 2.7 steals this season, and scored 12 points in Syracuse’s 66-60 win to advance to the Sweet 16 on Saturday in San Jose, Calif.
He tweeted Sunday morning that his family was OK.
Thanks for the prayers everyone all thats important to me is my family is okay—
Michael Carter-Willi (@MJCWilliams) March 24, 2013