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Orlando Magic | #34 | Center-Forward

Wendell

Carter Jr.

PPG

16.6

RPG

9.1

APG

3.3

PIE

13.4

HEIGHT

6'10" (2.08m)

WEIGHT

270lb (122kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Duke

AGE

23 years

BIRTHDATE

April 16, 1999

DRAFT

2018 R1 Pick 7

EXPERIENCE

4 Years

6'10" | 270lb | 23 years

DRAFT

2018 R1 Pick 7

BIRTHDATE

April 16, 1999

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Duke

EXPERIENCE

4 Years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2020-21 SEASON: Played in 54 total games (44 starts) with both Chicago and Orlando, averaging 11.2 ppg., 8.2 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 25.5 minpg., while shooting .503 (230-457) from the floor…Ranked 19th in the NBA in rebounding…Appeared in 32 games (25 starts) with the Bulls, averaging 10.9 ppg., 7.8 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 24.7 minpg.…Acquired from Chicago, along with Otto Porter Jr. and two future first round draft picks, in exchange for Al-Farouq Aminu and Nikola Vučević on Mar. 25…Played in 22 games (19 starts) with the Magic, averaging 11.7 ppg., 8.8 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 26.5 minpg.…As a starter with Orlando, averaged 11.5 ppg., 8.7 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 27.1 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring four times, in rebounding 15 times and in assists once…Led (or tied) the Bulls in rebounding 12 times and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 32 times (14 times with Orlando) and 20+ points four times (twice with Orlando), including a season-high 23 points on Jan. 8 @ L.A. Lakers…Had 10+ rebounds 16 times (seven times with Orlando), including a career-high 17 rebounds on Jan. 6 @ Sacramento…Had 13 double-doubles (six with Orlando)…Had at least one steal 23 times (11 times with Orlando) and two-or-more steals seven times (four times with Orlando), including a career-high five steals on Jan. 17 @ Dallas…Had at least one blocked shot 27 times (12 times with Orlando) and two-or-more blocks 12 times (five times with Orlando), including a season-high three blocked shots three times, the last on Mar. 30 @ L.A. Clippers…Pulled down 1,000th career NBA rebound on Apr. 3 @ Utah…Missed 16 games (five with Orlando) due to injury/illness: missed 11 games (Jan. 22-Feb. 12) due to a right quadricep contusion, one game (Apr. 22) due to a sore right ankle and four games (May 5-9, May 16) due to a left eye abrasion. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 141 career NBA regular season games (131 starts) with Chicago and Orlando, averaging 11.0 ppg., 8.2 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 26.5 minpg., while shooting .506 (593-1,171) from the field…2019-20: Played and started in 43 games with Chicago, averaging 11.3 ppg., 9.4 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 29.2 minpg., while shooting .534 (183-343) from the field…Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice and in rebounding a team-best 31 times…Scored in double figures 27 times and 20+ points twice…Pulled down 10+ rebounds 21 times…Had a team-high 17 double-doubles…Recorded a career-high-tying four blocked shots on Dec. 4 vs. Memphis and Dec. 14 vs. L.A. Clippers…Named to the U.S. Team for the 2020 NBA Rising Stars, but did not play due to injury…Missed 22 games (Jan. 8-Feb. 25) due to a sprained right ankle…2018-19: Played and started in 44 games during his rookie campaign with Chicago, averaging 10.3 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 1.32 blkpg. in 25.2 minpg.... Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice, in rebounding 12 times and in assists once…Scored in double figures 20 times and 20+ points three times, including a career-high 28 points on Nov, 30 @ Detroit…Pulled down 10+ rebounds nine times and had seven double-doubles…Logged a career-high 42:30 played on Jan. 4 vs. Indiana…Recorded a career-high four blocked shots on Jan. 3 vs. Houston…Dished out a career-best six assists on Dec. 2 vs. Indiana…Had his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds on Oct. 27 @ Atlanta…Became the tenth rookie to start on opening night in Bulls history on Oct. 18 @ Philadelphia, tallying eight points, three rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot in 19:59…Suffered a sprained left thumb on Jan. 15 @ L.A. Lakers and missed the final 38 games of the season (Jan. 17-Apr. 10) after undergoing surgery. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft…Traded from Chicago along with Otto Porter Jr. and two future first round draft picks to Orlando in exchange for Al-Farouq Aminu and Nikola Vučević (Mar. 25, 2021).

BEFORE NBA

Played and started in 37 games during his only season (2017-18) at Duke University, averaging 13.5 ppg., 9.1 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 2.05 blkpg. in 26.9 minpg., while shooting .561 (179-319) from the floor…Finished second all-time among Duke freshmen in rebounds (335), blocked shots (76) and double-doubles (16)…Was a Second Team All-ACC selection and a unanimous pick to the ACC All-Freshman Team…Named ACC Rookie of the Week three times (Nov. 20, Dec. 26 and Feb. 26).

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Wendell Andre Carter Jr.…Born in Atlanta, GA…Son of Wendell Sr. and Lydia Carter…Father played professional basketball in the Dominican Republic after a collegiate career at Delta State, while his mother played at the University of Mississippi…While a senior at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, claimed the Lance and Shield Award as the school’s top scholar-athlete…When making his collegiate decision, chose Duke over Harvard…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 and named to the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic…You can follow him on Twitter: @wendellcarter34 and on Instagram: @wendellcarterjr.