Wendell Carter, Jr. (Duke) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number seven overall pick to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls Select Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. With No. 7 Pick In NBA Draft

June 21, 2018 - 7:16 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Bulls have selected Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old power forward, who hails from Fairburn, Ga., is 6'10" and 259 pounds.

He was viewed by many scouts as a safe pick. He averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in his lone season at Duke.

 

Carter is considered a high-end rebounder with the ability on the offensive end to face up and play with his back to the basket. He also has the ability to step out and hit 3-pointers, shooting 41.3 percent behind the arc. He's regarded as a quality defender as well, though his lateral quickness and explosiveness are considered weaknesses.

Contributing: Cody Westerlund, 670 The Score