Michael Carter-Williams currently believes Ben McLemore of Kansas should be the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, and still, he is confident that he can elevate himself to the top selection.

"If I go in the pre-draft camp and kill it and do the things I know I can do, I don't see why not," Carter-Williams said on Wednesday.

"With my size and length I can affect the game in a lot of ways. My IQ for the game is very high. I think that will help me out a lot."

Carter-Williams' 24-point performance in Syracuse's Sweet 16 upset of Indiana helped raise his stock in the minds of NBA general managers.

"His size for position, vision and ability to deliver the ball will get him drafted in the lottery," one NBA general manager said.