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Wendell

Carter,

WendellCarter,Zoom

#34

Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 259
Year: Freshman
City/State: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Pace Academy

Bio

Career
 Recorded one of the great rookie seasons by a big man in Duke history, finishing second all-time among Duke freshman in rebounds (335), blocked shots (76) and double-doubles (16)
 In 2017-18, completed just the sixth season that a Blue Devil shot better than .500 from the field (.561), .400 from three three-point range (.413) and .700 at the free throw line (.738); the last to accomplish that was Shane Battier in 1999
 A second-team All-ACC selection and a unanimous pick to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2017-18
 Declared for the NBA Draft on his 19th birthday, April 16, 2018

2017-18
 Named second-team All-ACC and a unanimous pick to the ACC All-Freshman Team
 Earned NABC All-District recognition
 Named ACC Rookie of the Week three times (11/20, 12/26, 2/26)
 Was a finalist for the Karl Malone Award
 One of three Blue Devils to start all 37 games and averaged 26.9 minutes per contest
 Duke’s fourth-leading scorer (13.5) and the team’s second-leading rebounder (9.1); was fourth in the ACC in rebounding and 22nd in scoring
 His 9.1 rebounds per game were third-most by a Duke freshman in team history, while his 16 double-doubles and 76 blocked shots were second-most
 Completed just the sixth season that a Blue Devil shot better than .500 from the field (.561), .400 from three three-point range (.413) and .700 at the free throw line (.738); the other Blue Devils to accomplish that feat were Danny Ferry (1989), Thomas Hill (1991, 1992), Christian Laettner (1992) and Shane Battier (1999)
His .561 field goal percentage ranked seventh-best by a Duke freshman and his 57 dunks were fourth-most
 Reached double-figure points 30 times, including a stretch of 19 consecutive games
 Improved as the season progressed, averaging 14.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks over the final 25 contests
 Made his Duke debut with eight points and six rebounds in the opener against Elon (11/10)
 Recorded his first double-double with 12 points and 12 boards in 27 minutes against Michigan State in the Champions Classic (11/14)
 Went for 20 and 11 on 7-of-9 shooting and six blocks against Southern (11/17)
 Had 14 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two assists against Texas in the PK80 in Portland (11/24)
 Posted a double-double at Indiana with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 12 rebounds (11/29)
 Scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-15 from the field, including a career-best 4-of-7 from three-point range in just 18 minutes against Evansville (12/20)
 Followed the Evansville performance with a 14-point, career-best 16-rebound, four-assist, four-block effort against Florida State (12/30)
 Scored 21 and 23 in back-to-back ACC wins over Pitt (1/10) and Wake Forest (1/13), shooting a combined 15 of 18 from the field in those games
 Scored 14 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and collected four blocks and four assists against Virginia (1/27)
 At Clemson (2/18), scored 15 points, grabbed 10 boards and had three blocked shots
 Went for 16 and 10, along with a career-high four steals against Syracuse (2/24)
 Recorded his 16th double-double in the Sweet 16 win over Syracuse (3/23), scoring 14 points, including 8-of-11 at the free throw line, and grabbing 12 boards
 Scored in double-figures in four of Duke’s six postseason games

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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