Duke star freshman big man Wendell Carter Jr. has announced his NBA Draft decision. The Blue Devils’ first-year standout is off to the league.
The former five-star recruit announced this afternoon that he’s decided to forego the rest of his collegiate eligibility. He’s pursuing a career in the NBA.
Carter, a 6-foot-10 freshman out of Georgia, averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds a game for the Blue Devils last season. He was one of the best players in the ACC.
There had reportedly been some debate about his NBA Draft decision. Some reports suggested that he was seriously considering returning for his sophomore year.
Carter is considered to be one of the top 10 prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft class. He does a lot of things that have NBA scouts drooling.
The versatile forward is projected to go No. 7 overall in NBADraft.net’s latest mock draft. He’s widely considered to be a top 10 overall prospect.
Duke basketball’s official Twitter account released the following statement:
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 16, 2018
Carter will obviously be missed greatly by Duke in 2018-19. The Blue Devils should still have one of the country’s best teams, as they’re bringing in the consensus No. 1 recruiting class.
The 2018 NBA Draft is set to take place on June 21. Carter should be one of the first players taken.