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Wendell Carter Has Turned Heads In NBA Summer League Play

Young big man has emerged rather quickly

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OMAHA, NE - MARCH 23: Oshae Brissett #11 of the Syracuse Orange shoots the ball over Wendell Carter Jr #34 of the Duke Blue Devils in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 23, 2018 in Omaha, Nebrask
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It’s safe to say that former Blue Devil Wendell Carter has made a big impression in Summer League play: by some accounts he was the best big man there and some have even pegged him as a possible Rookie of the Year candidate.

The questions about his lateral quickness and footwork have been largely put to rest. People are really excited about what he’s doing - little of which is news to Duke fans of course.

In fact, the questions now are likely to come from teams whose GMs passed on Carter. That may not go over too well as things move forward.

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