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22:36  16 april  2018
22:36  16 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

NBA Draft 2018: Wendell Carter Jr. declares as Duke loses fifth starter

  NBA Draft 2018: Wendell Carter Jr. declares as Duke loses fifth starter Carter, a 6-10 Georgia native, averaged 13.5 points per game and 9.1 rebounds in his one season at Duke.

Wendell Carter Jr ., Duke ’s other Top 10 recruit, will get the start at the four spot. Carter does have the ability to step out and hit a jump shot as well as a three pointer. Recent Posts. ACC Unveils 2018 -19 Men’s Basketball Matchups. Gary Trent Jr . Declares For The NBA Draft .

Wendell Carter Jr ., Duke ’s other Top 10 recruit, will get the start at the center spot. Declares For The NBA Draft . LISTEN: Golden State Warriors’ Quinn Cook on His Road to the NBA .

Duke’s starting lineup next season will be entirely different as freshman forward Wendell Carter Jr. became the fifth and final Blue Devils starter to declare for the NBA Draft on Monday.

I’ve put a lot of thought into this tough decision. Attending Duke University has always been a dream of mine. Playing for Coach K was once a dream of mine but God’s endless blessings has made that a reality. I’ve been given the opportunity to chase another lifelong dream of mine in playing in the NBA and with that being said, I will be entering the 2018 NBA Draft with intent of signing with an agent. I will like to thank my family, friends, and fans for being there with me every step of the way. I will forever be a Blue Devil ! #Brotherhood ⚪️

NBA Draft 2018: Wendell Carter Jr. declares as Duke loses fifth starter

  NBA Draft 2018: Wendell Carter Jr. declares as Duke loses fifth starter Carter, a 6-10 Georgia native, averaged 13.5 points per game and 9.1 rebounds in his one season at Duke.

Wendell Carter Jr . continues to rise up draft boards, and the Philadelphia 76ers should take notice. The Duke Blue Devils are loaded with NBA talent. Perhaps the most underrated prospect in that starting five , however, is Wendell Carter Jr .

4. Avoid Frontcourt Foul Trouble Duke has two likely lottery picks in its frontcourt with Marvin Bagley and Wendell Carter Jr . Declares For The NBA Draft . April 7, 2018 . LISTEN: Golden State Warriors’ Quinn Cook on His Road to the NBA .

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“I want to thank Duke University, my coaches and teammates for helping me so much, not only on the court, but off it as well,” Carter said in a statement on Instagram. "We’re all brothers, we all have each others’ backs. I’m really going to miss being around my friends, but I’m really going to cherish the moments we had together. I’m very excited and very happy to say I was part of something special here at Duke.”

Duke freshmen Marvin Bagley III, Gary Trent Jr. and Trevon Duval, and senior Grayson Allen will also be available in the draft.

According to The Undefeated, Carter’s mother wanted him to return to Duke, while his father encouraged him to turn pro.

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“Taking that next chapter in my life is difficult,” Carter said. “There are going to be a lot of ups and downs coming up this next year. I just saw the pros and cons of both situations. It was difficult to say no to one thing and follow my heart with the other thing."

Carter, a 6-10 Georgia native, averaged 13.5 points per game and 9.1 rebounds in his one season at Duke.

Villanova's Jalen Brunson declares for NBA Draft .
Brunson was honored as the consensus NCAA player of the year for the national champion Wildcats.The Villanova junior guard on Wednesday announced he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

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