W. Dawkins

No. 3 Sr Wendell Carter To Pick College Nov. 23

Author: W. Dawkins
Duke Gets No. 3 Sr Wendell Carter

ESPN No. 3 ranked high school senior Wendell Carter Jr. will announce his college decision on November 23rd.


The 6-9, 254-pound forward at Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA) averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Georgia Stars last summer, leading the team to the Nike Peach Jam championship.


Carter also averaged 13.6 points and 8.8 rebounds to guide the USA squad to the FIBA Americas U16 gold medal in Argentina.


His list of college offers is a who’s who of the nation’s top programs, including the likes of Duke, Kentucky, and North Carolina.


Carter has taken official visits to Duke, Harvard, and Georgia Tech only.


On the court, Carter is a beast.


“Carter reminds us of Jahlil Okafor, as they have similar frames, athleticism and scoring ability on the block,” reads Scout’s analysis. “One of his biggest strengths is his ability to gobble up rebounds. He locks down his area and pursues the ball with his two strong mitts.”


Carter, who’s taking AP calculus this year, is also as good in the classroom as he is on the hardwood and is seriously considering Harvard.


“For a lot of great basketball players, it’s either Duke, Kentucky, or Arizona,” Carter told SB Nation. “I’m thinking about doing something different.”


There has also been speculation that Carter may end up with his buddy No. 8 Sr Gary Trent, who just committed to Duke.


“We’re both looking to do it,” Trent told cleveland.com of playing with his boy Carter. “It all started when we got to USA Basketball, and we got to talking about the universities that we like, and how we want to win national championships, stuff like that. We thought it would be a good idea if we end up going to school together.”


Stay tuned.


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