Duke basketball star Wendell Carter Jr. has made a decision about his future. On Monday, the Blue Devils took to social media to announce that the freshman big man is set to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft. Carter, who stands 6-foot-10, is a projected lottery pick.
During his lone season at Duke, Carter averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
There were some rumblings that the former five-star recruit could consider returning to Duke for his sophomore season, but he ultimately decided to make the jump to the pros.
“It was such an honor to coach Wendell,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “He and his family were a true joy to have in our program and they’ll always be in our program. He had a sensational freshman year — a double-double guy — and he has so much more potential.
“He’s going to keep getting better, because he’s talented and he has the best attitude. He really represented himself, his family and Duke in a first-class manner, and whoever gets him is going to be very lucky.”
We will find out where Carter will begin his NBA career when the draft takes place on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.