Wendell Carter
Wendell Carter

Wendell Carter Jr.
Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association

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Wendell Carter Jr. Carter at the 2017 McDonald's All-American GameNo. 34 – Chicago BullsPosition Center / Power forwardLeague NBAPersonal informationBorn (1999-04-16) April 16, 1999 (age 19)
Atlanta, GeorgiaNationality AmericanListed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)Listed weight 259 lb (117 kg)Career informationHigh school Pace Academy (Atlanta, Georgia)College Duke (2017–2018)NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall Selected by the Chicago BullsPlaying career 2018–presentCareer history2018–present Chicago Bulls Career highlights and awards Medals Men's basketball Representing the  United States FIBA U17 World Cup 2016 Spain National team

Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Contents High school career

Carter attended Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] As a sophomore, he averaged 21.3 points per game, 12.3 rebounds per game, and 4.1 blocks while leading the Knights to a (27-3) record and a Georgia 6AA regional title. Carter would continue to develop his game during the summer of 2015 where he led his AAU Georgia Stars to a Nike Peach Jam championship title. Carter earned the Georgia Region 6 AA Player of the Year and second-team Atlanta Tipoff Club All Metro-honors. In his junior season in 2015-16, he averaged 21.6 points per game and 13.6 rebounds per game. In the state finals game, Carter scored 30 points and recorded 20 rebounds to lead Pace Academy to win the 2016 Georgia class AA state Championship. He was named an honorable mention All-American by the Naismith Trophy, a first-team Junior All-American by MaxPreps, the Georgia Class AA Player of the year, the Atlanta/South Fulton Player of the Year, and a first-team all-state selection as a junior. [2] In the spring and summer of 2016, Carter competed for the AAU team, CP3 All stars sponsored by Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul. He averaged 16.8 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game on the Nike EYBL Circuit, earning second-team All-EYBL honoree. As a senior, he averaged 22.7 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 5.8 blocks while leading the Knights to a Georgia class 3A state championship on March 9, 2017. Carter was named Georgia All-Classification Player of the Year, Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year, first-team All-America honors from the Naismith Trophy, second-team accolades from USA Today, and third-team recognition from MaxPreps. Carter played in the Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit, and the McDonald's All-American Game, where he finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Off of the court, Carter was named the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year,[3][4] which goes to student-athletes who exemplify outstanding character, leadership, and academics. He earned a 3.8 GPA in high school and won his school's Lance and Shield Award as a top scholar-athlete.[5]

Carter was rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 4 overall recruit and No. 1 power forward in the 2017 high school class.[6][7][8] Following high school, he was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship in July of 2017.[9] Carter ultimately chose to play at Duke University despite considering the opportunity to enroll and play at Harvard.[10]

College career

Carter played at Duke for one season.[11][12][13] Against the Indiana Hoosiers, he had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds despite being in foul trouble to lift Duke in a 91-81 win. [14] On the season, Carter averaged 13.1 points and 9.1 rebounds. [15]

Following Duke's loss in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Carter announced his intention to forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NBA draft[16]

Professional career Chicago Bulls (2018–present)

On June 21, 2018, Carter was selected with the seventh overall pick by the Chicago Bulls.[17] On July 3, 2018, Carter officially signed with the Bulls.[18]

National team career

Carter played with the United States U17 team at the FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup, where he won gold. As well, he was named to the All-Tournament Team, along with teammate Collin Sexton.[19]

Career statistics Legend   GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high College Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG 2017–18 Duke 37 37 26.8 .561 .413 .738 9.1 2.0 .8 2.1 13.5 Personal life

Wendell's father, Wendell Sr., played professional basketball in the Dominican Republic after playing college basketball at Delta State. His mother, Kylia Carter, played basketball at the University of Mississippi. [20] Carter Jr.'s parents stressed academics to him from a young age, ultimately culminating in his decision to attend either Duke University or Harvard University. On February 23, 2018 Carter was 1 of 25 college players identified in an FBI investigation as having received impermissible benefits as a college athlete in that his mother allegedly had her lunch paid for by an agent nine months before Carter signed to play for Duke.[21]

  1. ^ "Meet the high school hoops star who could spurn Duke and Kentucky to attend Harvard". Fox Sports. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211644090
  3. ^ Biancardi, Paul (7 March 2017). "Wendell Carter wins Morgan Wootten National POY award". ESPN. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Duke signee Wendell Carter Jr. named Morgan Wootten Player of the Year". Sports Illustrated. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Spears, Marc J. (2017-04-14). "Duke signee Wendell Carter Jr. and his parents have basketball in the blood and academics on their minds". The Undefeated. Retrieved 2018-06-22. 
  6. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211644090
  7. ^ https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/838
  8. ^ http://www.scout.com/player/189969-wendell-carter
  9. ^ "2016 Men's U17 Gold Medal Game: USA 96, Turkey 56". Retrieved 2018-06-22. 
  10. ^ https://theundefeated.com/features/wendell-carter-jr-duke/
  11. ^ Borzello, Jeff (23 November 2016). "Prized power forward Wendell Carter commits to Duke". ESPN. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Watson, John (23 November 2016). "Five Star Big Man Wendell Carter Commits To Duke". CBS Sports. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Wendell Carter, Jr. Bio". goduke.com. Retrieved 2018-06-22. 
  14. ^ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/college/article188900019.html
  15. ^ http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/4277847/wendell-carter-jr
  16. ^ "Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. declaring for NBA draft". ESPN. April 16, 2018. 
  17. ^ Johnson, K.C. "Bulls take Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. with 7th pick in NBA draft". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2018-06-22. 
  18. ^ "Bulls sign Carter Jr. and Hutchison". NBA.com. Retrieved July 4, 2018. 
  19. ^ "USA claim fourth FIBA U17 World Championship title". FIBA.com. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  20. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211644090
  21. ^ http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/duke/duke-now/article201746824.html
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