Wendell Carter Jr.
Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 8
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 7 by the Chicago Bulls
Strong finisher around the basket
Good low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential
Adequate playmaker for a big man
Has very good hands
Solid shot blocker
Has a long wingspan
Tough, physical player that is willing to bang inside
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can be a bit turnover prone
May struggle to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Played in a zone defensive scheme
Not overly explosive
May be a bit undersized to play inside
Wendell Carter Jr. is a tough, physical bruiser that plays a throwback style. He is a strong finisher around the basket, and he is a good post up player that can get numerous scores in the paint. Carter is also a tremendous rebounder, and he also can block shots to protect the paint for his team.
However, he will need to improve his jump shot. Also, he may have some lapses at times, as though he will really rebound the basketball, he may not always do the little things to help his team on the defensive end. Carter may end up sacrificing positioning for rebounds, which could hurt his team defensively.
Wendell Carter Jr. currently projects to be a lottery pick in 2018, as he excels as a low post scorer, and he can punish the opposition on the glass with his ability to rebound the basketball. He’ll need to be more dialed in on a consistent basis, but he is a talented player that could end up having a long and productive career in the association.
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