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SI On Wendell Carter’s Importance

He should be really good for Duke

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High School Basketball: 40th Annual McDonald's All-American Games
Mar 29, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All-American forward Wendell Carter, Jr. (34) dunks the ball during the first half at the United Center. 
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We didn’t see this Tuesday, but Sports Illustrated has a nice piece up on Wendell Carter and his importance to Duke this season.

There’s not much question about it. He’s one of Duke’s most talented players and there aren’t many guys with his size and skill set either.

Last year, Duke was riddled with injuries. It was a freakish thing really and it’s unlikely to happen twice.

Still, it’s nice to know that besides Carter, Duke can turn to Marquese Bolden, who has really worked hard and is much leaner this season, Javin DeLaurier, who is hugely athletic, Antonio Vrankovic, who has a wonderful feel for the game and Justin Robinson, so of NBA legend David Robinson. Like his dad, Robinson appears to have grown a bit after starting college: he came to Duke listed at 6-7; now he’s down as 6-9.

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