Wendell Carter Jr. NBA Draft Scouting Report


Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

PF C  6-10  260  Duke

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 4/16/99 7-3 9-0  NA

Overview
A powerful post player with a quick first step and great touch around the rim. A bit undersized but
highly skilled, with nice scoring ability with range to 3.

Strengths
Carter Jr. is a force on the low block who knows how to score around the basket and shows a nice soft touch. He's very powerful for a young player and does a nice job of carving out position in the lane and imposing his will on the defender.

He has advanced back to the basket post moves and can also face up and, either hit the jumper or take his man off the bounce, showing good suddenness and burst. His outside is coming along nicely and he projects as a knockdown mid range shooter with range out to 3.

He has a good feel for the game, is a willing passer and moves the ball well to avoid the double team.

He's got excellent length for size and is good rim protector, despite not having ideal center size. He gets off the ground quickly, uses his length well and has good timing as a shot blocker.

Weaknesses
Needs to get into top shape and improve his agility and foot speed.

Is still improving as a shooter and needs to gain consistency, both from the floor and from the foul line.

He's not a big time above the rim player and might struggle to score against NBA size.

Comparisons
Reminds of Mo Speights with his post skills and face up game. Jordan Hill with some upside.

Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2018 or 2019 NBA Draft