Wendell Carter Jr.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 260

College: Duke

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 4/16/1999

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 8

Projected Draft Range: Lottery​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 7 by the Chicago Bulls

Pros:

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

Gifted rebounder

Solid shot blocker

Good athlete

Has a long wingspan

Tough, physical player that is willing to bang inside

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

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

Summary:

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.