After a few weeks of rumination, Duke’s Wendell Carter has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft; the All-ACC forward will hire an agent, too.
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 16, 2018
More on Wendell Carter
In his one season in Durham, Carter averaged 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. Carter is more than just a low-block bully, though; the 6-foot-10 freshman has a diverse skill set: 13 percent assist rate, 65 eFG% on catch-and-shoots — per Synergy Sports.
According to Synergy, Carter shot 68 percent on non-post-up attempts at the basket, too.
Carter joins teammates Marvin Bagley, Gary Trent and Trevon Duval — all members of Duke’s 2017 recruiting class — as early-entrants in the draft pool. Like Bagley, Carter projects as a top-10 pick. Of course, senior guard Grayson Allen is a serious draft prospect, too.