Wendell Carter Jr. is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays for the Orlando Magic. He also used to play for the Chicago Bulls. Carter was drafted into the NBA during the 2018 NBA Draft and he was a first-round pick, the 7th overall in the draft.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Wendell Andre Carter Jr. was born on April 16, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. The right-handed center and power forward stands 208 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 122 kg.

His father was also a professional basketball player who played for the Dominican Republic. His mother also played basketball for the University of Mississippi.

Team 215 orlando magic Orlando Magic
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.08 m / 122 kg
Born 16 Apr 1999
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
215 orlando magic Orlando 2021 - present
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2018 - 2021

High School and College Career

Carter attended Pace Academy in Georgia. While in high school, he represented the United States in the FIBA U17 World Cup in Spain. By the time he was a senior, he had received a number of offers, and he chose to go with Duke University.

At Duke, he was named to both the ACC All-Freshman Team and the Second-team All-ACC in 2018.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 2018 and was the 7th overall pick of the first round during the 2018 NBA Draft. Chosen by the Chicago Bulls, Carter signed with the team in July of that year. He debuted in October. In March 2019, he suffered a thumb injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season.

In 2021, he was traded to the Orlando Magic along with Otto Porter. In October 2021, he signed a contract extension with Magic.

In December 2022, he was suspended by the NBA for one game after he came off the bench during an altercation. As of the start of 2024, he still plays for the Magic.

Career Highlights

  • 2018 - Second-team All-ACC
  • 2018 - ACC All-Freshman Team
  • 2017 - McDonald’s All-American

Medal Record, Men’s Basketball Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2016 FIBA U17 World Cup Spain

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