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Home of Syracuse basketball star goes up flames during NCAA game

By ANDREW DONOVAN

HAMILTON, MASS. (WKTV) - The home of a Syracuse Orange basketball star went up in flames Saturday night, according to several media outlets in Boston.

Just as Michael Carter-Williams was taking to the court in the 3rd round game of the NCAA Tournament, his Hamilton, Massachusetts home burned.

Hamilton is about 30 miles north of Boston.

It's also home to Carter-Williams' mother and sister. His mom, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski was in California at the game to cheer on her son, according to several sources.

Reports say that some family members were at the home watching Carter-Williams play against the University of California when the fire broke out.

Carter-Williams himself tweeted Saturday afternoon, "Thanks for the prayers everyone. All that's important to me is my family is okay."

Carter-Williams' sister, Masey Zegarowski, tweeted, “Thank u everyone. Everyone's fine which is all that matters. I appreciate everyone's prayer and concerns."

According to the local newspaper Hamilton-Wenham Patch, crews from at least a half dozen local towns assisted the Hamilton Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Syracuse defeated California and moves on the next round of the tournament, and gets a break from playing until the end of the week.

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