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Wendell Carter Jr.

As of April 11, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Started and tallied seven points and seven rebounds in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Named to 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Earned gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Named to 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team in Zaragoza, Spain, after starting all seven games, averaging 10.1 ppg. and a team-best 7.4 rpg.; tallied 11 points and eight rebounds in gold medal win over Turkey.
  • Member of the 2015 USA U16 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, starting all five games and averaging 13.6 ppg., 8.8 rpg. and 1.8 spg.
  • His 44 rebounds ranks fifth among all-time USA U16 tournament leaders, and his 21 points versus Brazil is tied at No. 10 among the USA U16 all-time single-game leaders.
  • Participated in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamps.

College Notes

  • Signed National Letter of Intent to attend and play for Duke University on Nov. 23, 2016.

High School Notes

  • Ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. 
  • Attends Pace Academy (Ga.), where he led the Knights to a 26-8 record and 2017 Georgia Class 3A state championship on March 9; averaged 22.7 points, 15.5 rebounds and 5.8 blocks; steered Pace with a game-high 20 points and 17 rebounds in state title game.
  • Led Pace Academy to the 2016 Georgia Class AA state title with 30 points and 20 rebounds in the state final; averaged 21.6 ppg., 13.6 rpg. and 5.5 bpg. in 2015-16.
  • Helped Pace to a 27-3 record in 2014-15, the Georgia 6AA Region title and the Georgia state tournament quarterfinals as a sophomore; started all 30 games and averaged 21.3 ppg., 12.3 rpg. and 4.1 bpg.
  • Competes in the summer for Team CP3 (N.C.) in the EYBL.
  • Named to All-EYBL second team after averaging 16.8 ppg. and 10.2 rpg. 
  • Scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds against California Supreme on May 28, 2016.

High School Honors

  • 2017 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year. 
  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American; scored 10 points with five rebounds and three assists.
  • 2017 Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year.
  • 2017 USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball second team.
  • 2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Basketball Player of the Year.
  • 2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 3A Player of the Year, first team.
  • 2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Metro City Player of the Year, first team.
  • 2016 USA Today All-USA Georgia first team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps All-American honorable mention.
  • 2016 MaxPreps Junior All-American first team.
  • 2016 Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Class 2A first team.
  • 2015 Georgia Region 6AA Player of the Year.
  • 2015 Atlanta Tipoff Club All-Metro Atlanta second team. 
  • 2015, 2016 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta/South Fulton Player of the Year and All-Alanta/South Fulton first team.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Kylia Carter and Wendell Carter Sr.
  • Earned his school’s Lance and Shield Award as a scholar athlete and boasts a 3.8 GPA.
  • Father played basketball at Pearl River Community College (Miss.) and professionally in the Dominican Republic; mother played basketball for four years and graduated from the University of Mississippi.
  • Grandfather, Freddie Copeland, is retired from the U.S. Army.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 5.
  • Favorite USA National Team athlete: Anthony Davis.
  • Plans on majoring in: mathematics, economics and/or finance.
  • Favorite Twitter account: LeBron James (@KingJames).
  • Favorite superhero: The Incredible Hulk.
  • Top five movies of all time: “Jurassic Park,” “Madea Family Reunion,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Now You See Me” and “Project Almanac.”
  • Favorite non-sports websites: Footlocker.com and Nike.com.
  • Favorite sports website: ESPN.com.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: pasta, protein bars and water.
  • Favorite app: Instagram.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite basketball team: Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Best player ever faced: Harry Giles.
  • Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis.
  • Wears No. 34 because: his dad wore that number.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out with friends and going to football games.
  • Shoe size: 19
  • Most people don’t know: he likes going to church, likes sneakers, has a high GPA, likes being challenged and likes working out.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: Mexico in 2012 and to Argentina for the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Instagram: @wendellcarter.jr
  • Twitter: @wendellcarter34

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 U16
5/5 28- 51
.549 0- 1
.000 12- 18 .667 44/8.8
68/13.6
6 9 6

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