Duke center Wendell Carter Jr. has an NBA home. As speculated, the Atlanta native came off the NBA draft board in the top 10, being selected seventh overall by the Chicago Bulls.
Like his teammate Marvin Bagley – taken by the Kings with the second overall pick – Carter was a one-and-done player at Duke, committing to the program in November 2016 as one of the top players in the class of 2017. He played in and started all 37 games in his sole season with the Blue Devils, averaging 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds a game.
Carter was a 15-20 point per night scorer in college, as well as an adept shot blocker with 2.1 per game. Those qualities should help him as a member of the Bulls.
“Carter has all the ability to become a starting-caliber frontcourt player, and should benefit from operating with added space in the NBA,” said SI.com NBA draft analyst Jeremy Woo.