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Early Bird 2017
Duke Men's Basketball BIO
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Wendell Carter, Jr.
Player Profile:
Wendell Carter, Jr. 3105943
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 259
Year: Freshman
City/State: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Pace Academy

USA Basketball
• Won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship
• Recorded seven points and seven rebounds to help the U.S. to a 98-87 win at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore.
• Selected for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team minicamp
• Averaged 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds during the USA’s gold-medal run at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, earning a spot on the all-tournament team
• Posted averages of 13.6 points and 8.8 rebounds to help lead the U.S. to gold at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship

High School
• Ranked as the No. 4 overall recruit and No. 1 power forward in the 2017 high school class by ESPN
• Also ranked No. 4 overall by Scout.com and No. 5 overall by Rivals.com
• Named the 2017 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year, extending Duke’s record total of Wootten Award winners to eight
• A 2017 McDonald’s All-American, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists in the game
• Named to the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic
• Collected first-team All-America honors from the Naismith Trophy and SLAM Magazine, second-team accolades from USA Today and third-team recognition from MaxPreps following his senior season
• Honored as the Georgia All-Classification Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year in 2017 after averaging 22.7 points, 15.5 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per game to lead Pace Academy to its second consecutive state championship
• Named the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s 2017 Metro Atlanta Boys Player of the Year and garnered Atlanta/South Fulton Player of the Year honors for the third consecutive season as a senior
• Claimed the Lance and Shield Award as Pace Academy’s top scholar-athlete as a senior
• A second-team All-EYBL honoree in 2016 after posting averages of 16.8 points and 10.2 rebounds for Team CP3
• Named an honorable mention All-American by the Naismith Trophy and a first-team Junior All-American by MaxPreps in 2016 after averaging 21.6 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.5 blocks to lead Pace Academy to its first Georgia Class AA state title
• Put up 30 points and 20 rebounds in the state final to propel Pace to the championship
• Named 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
• Garnered Atlanta/South Fulton Player of the Year honors as a sophomore in 2015 after averaging 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per contest
• Earned Georgia Region 6 AA Player of the Year and second-team Atlanta Tipoff Club All-Metro honors as a sophomore

Personal
• Born Wendell Andre Carter, Jr., on April 16, 1999, in Atlanta
• Son of Wendell Sr. and Kylia Carter
• Father played professional basketball in the Dominican Republic after a college career at Delta State and mother played basketball at the University of Mississippi

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