The mother of former Duke five-star Wendell Carter Jr. is not happy with Blue Devils' head coach Mike Krzyzewski. She feels her son was misled by Coach K and others during the recruiting process.
Carter Jr., a top 2017 recruit, was allegedly told by Coach K that he would be the man at Duke, though the Blue Devils ended up taking a commitment from No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley, who re-classified.
The Chicago Bulls' top 10 pick ended up averaging 13.5 points a game, averaging a little more than 8 shots a contest. Bagley, the No. 2 overall pick, averaged 21 points a contest on nearly 12 shots a game.
Carter's mother, Kylie, says what happened felt "shady."
“My initial reaction, I was pissed. And it wasn't pissed because Marvin was coming. To be honest, I felt like that was information that was kept from us,” Kylie Carter said. “It felt (shady), it felt like my baby was gonna get kicked to the curb. I felt like all of that.”
As for the blessing in disguise, Kylie Carter has yet to give Krzyzewski her true feelings from promises that weren’t kept. But it’s coming.
“We have not had our conversation but we will. We almost went there with him when we did our exit interview,” she said. “But he'll come around to a Bulls game and I'll get the chance.”
This is surely something that happens in recruiting all the time (what school wouldn't take a commitment from Marvin Bagley?) but as a parent, it's understandable to be upset.
If we could get some cameras inside the room when Mrs. Carter speaks her mind to Coach K, that would be great.