Parents: Duke's Carter Jr. undecided on draft

From ESPN - April 11, 2018

The parents of Duke freshman center Wendell Carter Jr. told ESPN's The Undefeated on Wednesday morning that their son is still undecided about entering the 2018 NBA draft.

While his parents have opposite views, both say they are not pressuring their teenager to make an NBA decision.

"I told him I wanted him to come back," Carter's mom Kylia Carter told The Undefeated. "His jaw dropped. It has nothing to do with basketball. It's about you. It's about who he is. He is a student at core. Yes, he is a great basketball player. But he's an 18-year-old kid. He is having a tug with a heart and his mind. I do not feel for him because I think it's good for him that he is going through this struggle. It's his decision. He has to live with it."

While Wendell Carter Sr., said it is his son's decision, "I have always tried to keep Wendell ahead of any curve ... I think it would be a good decision for him to go."

Wendell Carter has been expected to join fellow Duke freshmen sensations Marvin Bagley, Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr., in leaving Durham, North Carolina, after just one college basketball season.

The 6-foot-10, 259-pounder is currently listed as the eighth-best prospect in the 2018 NBA draft by ESPN's Jonathan Givony. Carter has interviewed agents already through NCAA compliance at Duke, but has not committed and the agent knows he has not declared. While it's uncertain when Carter will decide, he has until April 22 to decide to apply for the draft.


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