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Former Duke 5-Star Might've Thrown Some Shade At Coach K

Coach K and Jeff Capel react to a call.

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 28: Assistant Jeff Capel and head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils react during their game against the Syracuse Orange at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 28, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 73-54. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Wendell Carter, a former forward at Duke, is one of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft. The former five-star recruit is considered to be a potential top 10 pick.

The 6-foot-10 forward made some comments today that have people talking. Many feel that they're critical of Duke and his former coach, Mike Krzyzewski.

Carter, basically, said he and his former Duke teammates will show more in the NBA than they did at the college level.

"I think even my teammates, all my teammates, weren’t able to show all their strengths,” Carter said, according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell.

“That’s just the college life. You buy into whatever college you go to. You do whatever you got to do to help the team win. I think, not even speaking for myself, but all my teammates, we’re going to be able to show a lot more that we can do at the next level with the spacing on the floor, the fact that it’s the NBA. It’s not no-zone like how we were playing [at times], but it’s a lot more space on the court."

Is this truly a shot at Coach K and Duke? Maybe not, but it's certainly not the best thing you want to hear from one of your former players.

Coach K is recruiting potential one-and-done players on an annual basis at this point. Opposing coaches will be able to point to this quote from Carter as a potential negative recruiting angle.

Carter, a Georgia native, averaged 13.5 points and 9 rebounds a game for Duke in 2017-18.