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Wendell Carter Doubters Are Getting Boring

There’s no doubt in our mind that Carter will succeed in the NBA.

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NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Duke
Dec 30, 2017; Durham, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) throws up a shot as Duke Blue Devils forward Wendell Carter Jr.(34) defends during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke won 100-93. 
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It’s a bit different when you see guys repeatedly, but for some reason, Wendell Carter seems to be getting underestimated a bit by NBA types.

Take this article from - could it be? -

“With the Orlando Magic slated to pick sixth in the June 21st NBA Draft, sure-fire standouts DeAndre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley III will likely be long gone, forcing them to dig deeper for an under-the-radar talent on the verge of blossoming at the pro level.

“Big man Wendell Carter Jr. just might qualify after circumstances at Duke University kept him from completely shinning this past season.”

Well he shinned pretty nicely to the well-heeled in Cameron.

Bad puns aside, what is wrong with people who are supposed to be knowledgeable? Because Carter showed plenty.

The guy is, in the immortal phrase of former Clemson coach Cliff Ellis, agile, mobile and hostile. He rebounds well, he’s a shot blocker, he has range out to the NCAA three point line and he always plays hard. He didn't get a lot of opportunity to show that he can do things like handle the ball, but they’re paid to observe. So what’s the mystery on his skill set?

We’ll just put it this way: some people are going to pass on Carter and he’s going to make them regret it.

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