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Orlando Magic | #34 | Center-Forward

Wendell

Carter Jr.

PPG

13.1

RPG

9.8

APG

2.2

PIE

14.0

6'10" | 270lb | 22 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2018-19 (CHICAGO): Played in 44 games (44 starts) and averaged 10.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.32 bpg and 0.59 spg in 25.2 mpg ... shot .485 from the field and .795 from the free-throw line … put up 22 points with a career-high 7 FT at POR (1/9) … played career-high 43 minutes in an OT game vs. IND (1/4) and tied his career-high with 3 steals … scored 17 points, tied a career high with 13 rebounds and rejected 3 shots at WAS (12/28) … tied a career best with 13 rebounds to go along with 12 points at IND (12/4) for his fifth double-double … recorded a career-high 28 points with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks at DET (11/30) … picked up his third-consecutive double-double, putting up 17 points on 7-11 shooting with 11 rebounds at NOP (11/7) … recorded his second-straight double-double (11 pts/13 reb) and blocked 2 shots at NYK (11/5) … had 13 rebounds while blocking a career-high 4 shots; finished with his second double-double of the season after putting up 14 points vs. HOU (1/3) … dished out a career-best 6 assists vs. IND (12/2) … on 10/31 vs. DEN, set career highs in FGA (21), 3FGM (2), 3FGA (3), ORB (6) and steals (3) … recorded his first career double-double (10 pts/10 reb) and swatted away 2 shots at ATL (10/27) … became the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night … injured his left thumb on 1/15 at LAL and missed the remainder of the season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the first round (7th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2018 NBA Draft (6/21/18)

BEFORE NBA

Played in 37 games (37 starts) for Duke. 2017-18: Averaged 13.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 2.05 bpg … completed just the sixth season that a Blue Devil shot better than .500 from the field (.561), .400 from 3-point range (.413) and .700 at the free-throw line (.738); the last to accomplish that was Shane Battier in 1999 … recorded one of the great rookie seasons by a big man in Duke history, finishing 2nd all-time among Duke freshman in rebounds (335), blocked shots (76) and double-doubles (16) … Second-Team All-ACC selection and a unanimous pick to the ACC All-Freshman Team … named ACC Rookie of the Week three times (11/20, 12/26, 2/26) … one of three Blue Devils to start all 37 games and averaged 26.9 mpg … Duke’s 4th-leading scorer (13.5) and the team’s 2nd-leading rebounder (9.1); was 4th in the ACC in rebounding and 22nd in scoring … his 9.1 rpg were 3rd most by a Duke freshman in team history, while his 16 double-doubles and 76 blocked shots were 2nd-most … his .561 FGP ranked 7th-best by a Duke freshman and his 57 dunks were 4th-most … reached double-figure points 30 times, including a stretch of 19 consecutive games … improved as the season progressed, averaging 14.0 ppg, 9.2 rpg and 2.12 bpg over the final 25 contests … scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-15 from the field, including a career-best 4-of-7 from 3-point range in just 18 minutes against Evansville (12/20) … followed that performance with a 14-point, career-best 16-rebound, 4-assist, 4-block effort against Florida State (12/30)

PERSONAL LIFE

Won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship … selected for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team minicamp … a 2017 McDonald’s All-American … named to the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic … claimed the Lance and Shield Award as Pace Academy’s top scholar-athlete as a senior in high school … chose Duke over Harvard … born Wendell Andre Carter Jr. on 4/16/99 in Atlanta … son of Wendell Sr. and Kylia Carter … father played professional basketball in the Dominican Republic after a college career at Delta State and mother played basketball at the University of Mississippi