Wendell Carter Jr. Biography, Age, Height, Family, NBA, Draft and Stats

Wendell Carter Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Wendell Carter Jr Biography

Wendell Carter Jr. born Wendell Andre Carter Jr. on April 16th, 1999 is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Wendell Carter Jr Age

He was born on 16th April 1999. He is 19 years old as of 2018.

Wendell Carter Jr Height  | Wendell Carter Jr Height Feet

He is 2.08 metres tall .

Wendell Carter Jr Family  | Wendell Carter Jr Dad | Wendell Carter Jr Mom | Wendell Carter Jr Mother

He is the son of Wendell Carter Sr. and Kylia Carter who were also basket balers. His Father played professional basketball in the Dominican Republic after playing college basketball at Delta State while his mother, played basketball at the University of Mississippi.

Wendell Carter Jr Ethnicity

He is of American ethnicity.

Wendell Carter Jr Nickname

Wendell Carter Jr Harvard

His parents stressed academics to him from a young age, ultimately culminating in his decision to attend either Duke University or Harvard University.

He visited Harvard in September 2018 with his parents and they were blown away by what they saw.

Kylia Carter said, “That’s our choice for Wendell,”. “We hope he chooses Harvard. It just smelt academic. It felt it, it smelt it, it looked it, it was really a great experience. I don’t see how anyone would not want to pursue that academically. It’s just awesome.”

Wendell Carter Jr Rookie Of The Year

Lauri Markkanen posted the best rookie campaign last season from a Chicago Bulls player since Derrick Rose, yet he never was seriously in Rookie of the Year contention because of the magical seasons from rookie Donovan Mitchell and “rookie” Ben Simmons.

But Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. after breaking out in the Summer League, is on track to outpace some projections during this upcoming rookie season. Good enough to seriously contend for Rookie of the Year? Both The Ringer and ESPN took some time to tackle that kind of question, in “it’s the end of July” mode .

Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Mike Schmitz explicitly tried to answer who will win ROY. Schmitz picked Luka Doncic and Pelton took DeAndre Ayton. As for Carter Jr., Schmitz has him at No. 4 while Pelton doesn’t have him on his list.

Wendell Carter Jr. High school | Wendell Carter Jr High School Ranking

Carter went to Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He averaged 21.3 points per game, 12.3 rebounds per game, and 4.1 blocks as a sophomore, while leading the Knights to a (27-3) record and a Georgia 6AA regional title. Carter continued to develop his game during the summer of 2015 where he led his AAU Georgia Stars to a Nike Peach Jam championship title. He earned the Georgia Region 6 AA Player of the Year and second-team Atlanta Tipoff Club All Metro-honors.

In 2015-16, his junior season , he averaged 21.6 points per game and 13.6 rebounds per game. Carter scored 30 points and recorded 20 rebounds in the state finals game, to lead Pace Academy to win the 2016 Georgia class AA state Championship. He was named an honorable mention All-American by the Naismith Trophy, a first-team Junior All-American by MaxPreps, 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.

Carter competed for the AAU team, in the spring and summer of 2016, CP3 All stars sponsored by Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul. On the Nike EYBL Circuit, he averaged 16.8 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game , earning second-team All-EYBL honoree. He averaged 22.7 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 5.8 blocks as a senior, while leading the Knights to a Georgia class 3A state championship on March 9, 2017. He was named Georgia All-Classification Player of the Year, Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year, first-team All-America honors from the Naismith Trophy, second-team accolades from USA Today, and third-team recognition from MaxPreps. He also played in the Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit, and the McDonald’s All-American Game, where he finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Carter was named the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year, off of the court, which goes to student-athletes who exemplify outstanding character, leadership, and academics. He earned a 3.8 GPA in high school and won his school’s Lance and Shield Award as a top scholar-athlete.

In the 2017 high school class, Carter was rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 4 overall recruit and No. 1 power forward . After high school, he was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship in July of 2017. He Played at Duke University despite considering the opportunity to enroll and play at Harvard.

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Carter was on June 21, 2018, selected with the seventh overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. Carter officially signed with the Bulls, on July 3, 2018. He made his NBA debut, on October 18,scoring eight points and recording three rebounds, three assists and a block against the Philadelphia 76ers, Four days later, Carter recorded career-highs in rebounds (9) and assists (4) against the Dallas Mavericks.

Wendell Carter Jr Draft

Carter announced his intention to forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility following Duke’s loss in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and declare for the 2018 NBA draft.

Wendell Carter Jr On Duke

He Played at Duke University despite considering the opportunity to enroll and play at Harvard.

Wendell Carter Jr Agent

His agent in 2018 is Michael Siegel.

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Wendell Carter Jr Injury

Wendell Carter Jr. is dealing with a left shoulder injury KC Johnson on Twitter and will not practice on Friday.

The injury is considered minor, so the Bulls will err on the side of caution with their prized rookie. On Thursday, coach Fred Hoiberg heaped praise on WJC, who is expected to see plenty of playing time during his debut campaign.

Wendell Carter Jr Number

He plays for Chicago bulls as number 34.

Wendell Carter Jr Combine  | Wendell Carter Jr Combine Results

He measured 6’10 in shoes with a leaned down 251-pound frame and a 7’4.5 wingspan at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine, prototypical dimensions for a modern NBA center. A fluid athlete with solid explosiveness on the move, there is a lot to like about his physical tools.

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Wendell Carter Jr Summer League Stats

Team GP MPG PTS FGM FGA FG% RPG% APG SPG% BPG
CHI 5 28.8 14.6 27 49 55% 9.4 1.6 0.80 2.60

Wendell Carter Jr Bulls Stats | Wendell Carter Jr NBA Stats

Date
Team
Min
Pts
FG
3pt
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
01/11
Nuggets
38
25
9-21
2-3
8
5
3
3
30/10
Warriors
27
18
7-13
0-2
7
4
1
0
28/10
Hawks
22
10
4-9
0-2
10
1
1
2
27/10
Hornets
18
7
2-5
1-1
4
1
0
3
25/10
Hornets
30
6
2-7
0-0
7
2
0
2
23/10
Mavericks
32
4
2-7
0-1
9
4
0
1
21/10
Pistons
18
8
4-6
0-0
2
1
0
2
19/10
76ers
20
8
4-10
0-0
3
3
0
1
Regular Season
25.5
10.8
43.6
33.3
6.2
2.6
0.6
1.8

Wendell Carter Jr College Stats

Summary
G
PTS
TRB
AST
FG%
FG3%
FT%
eFG%
PER
WS
2017-18
37
13.5
9.1
2.0
56.1
41.3
73.8
59.1
28.2
5.9
Career
37
13.5
9.1
2.0
56.1
41.3
73.8
59.1
28.2
5.9

Wendell Carter Jr Duke Stats | Wendell Carter Jr NCAA Stats

Per Game
Team
G
GS
MPG
PPG
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TOPG
PFPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
2017-18
37
37
37
26.9
13.5
9.1
2.0
0.8
2.1
2.0
2.8
.561
.413
.738
Career
37
37
37
26.9
13.5
9.1
2.0
0.8
2.1
2.0
2.8
.561
.413
.738

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Wendell Carter Jr.’s stock keeps rising after breakout performance vs. Nuggets: ‘He can be an anchor for us’

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It’s been quite a week for Wendell Carter Jr.

Two days after a career-high 18 points against the Golden State Warriors, and four days after a double-double in his hometown of Atlanta, Carter showed why his ceiling continues to rise just eight games into his NBA career.

Carter had his breakout performance on Wednesday night in the Bulls’ tough-luck loss to the Denver Nuggets. Battling MVP candidate Nikola Jokic, the rookie tallied a career-best 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks. It was an all-around effort from the Duke product, and one that was able to overshadow another Bulls’ loss in which they surrendered a six-point lead in the final 2 minutes.

“I just tried to pick up a little bit of the slack on the offensive end,” Carter said. “And then on the defensive end I take a lot of pride in just not allowing people to score around the basket.”

Carter was active from the get go, attempting 10 shots in the first quarter as the Nuggets blitzed Bulls’ ball handlers, leaving Carter free in space in the lane to navigate. The 10 attempts were nearly half of the Bulls’ 24 shots and just three off his career-high for a single game. With a plethora of Bulls scorers sidelined with injury, and Jabari Parker committing two early fouls, Carter had the awareness to be aggressive and stay aggressive, all the while against a tank in Jokic.

Where finesse ruled the first half, a slugfest broke out in the second half as the 2-5 Bulls proved they weren’t going anywhere against a 5-1 Nuggets team that had already knocked off the Warriors in the early season. A frustrated Jokic, who went just 4 of 12 in the first half, got physical with Carter, backing the rookie down on multiple possessions. But Carter held his ground, forcing Jokic into difficult hook shots and floaters over the outstretched Bulls center, and even forcing a few turnovers; Jokic finished with six turnovers in 33 minutes.

Offensively Carter continued beating Denver with his pick-and-pop action. He connected on a 3-pointer early in the third and finished an alley-oop from Cam Payne with a thunderous dunk the next trip down. Playing in just his eighth career game, Carter always seemed to be in the right spot on both ends of the floor.

When he checked in early in the fourth quarter he made an immediate impact. He finished on a gorgeous up-and-under layup to pull the Bulls within one, and then swatted a Trey Lyles layup the next trip down. Minutes later he went on a personal 5-0 run, including another 3-pointer, to push the Bulls’ lead to 4, the biggest it had been at that point.

Carter was quiet in overtime, missing both of his attempts and fumbling a few passes on the baseline that wound up proving costly. And Jokic proved his MVP worthiness in the extra frame, scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds in the deciding 5 minutes. But it didn’t diminish what Carter was able to accomplish on both ends of the floor, especially considering he contested Jokic’s final shot well before Paul Millsap got the game-winning putback.

“That’s as tough a cover as Wendell’s gonna have and he made him work for it,” Hoiberg said. “He battled with him, his help was great – he had 3 blocks out there. He has such an impact on that defensive end. He can be a great anchor for us at the rim and that’s an area we really lacked in last year.

Expected to improve the Bulls’ defense, Carter understood what was needed from him with Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, Bobby Portis and Denzel Valentine all on the mend. Parker got the start, but he went just 3-for-10 in 36 minutes while he battled the foul trouble. The Bulls needed a second scorer to complement Zach LaVine’s 28 points, and they found it in Carter. His five assists didn’t hurt, either.

“He’s really good. He’s rolling, making the right pocket passes. He’s a threat, especially at the rim,” LaVine said. “He’s going up and blocking shots. We definitely appreciate him. I know I do.”

He wound always have to shoot 21 times, and on a healthy Bulls roster he won’t come close to that number in his rookie season. But the injuries to the frontcourt (and Robin Lopez’s ineffectiveness) have thrust Carter into a role that’s allowing him to progress at a faster rate. It’s not dissimilar to what happned with Markkanen as a rookie, and it’s going to make him even better when he’s the third, fourth or fifth option.

“With the players out I feel like I’ve had to come in and do a lot of things that other rookies don’t have to do for their team right now,” Carter said. “I’m blessed to be in that position where I’m able to just grow faster so I can help the team later on down the line.”