USA Basketball U16 Training Camp Video Scouting Reports: Big Men June 19, 2015
[Read Full Article] USA Basketball U16 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Big Men June 4, 2015 A consensus top-10 recruit, Wendell Carter (#5 Scout, #10 ESPN, #8 Rivals, #3 24/7) continues to grow, adding around an inch of height, wingspan and reach since last October according to the measurements, bringing him closer to NBA center dimensions. The same can be said for his basketball ability, as he was an absolute dominant force at times during the training camp this past week. Carter can score with his back to the basket thanks to his ripped 249 pound frame, solid footwork, and nice instincts, using hook shots and powerful explosive finishes, but didn't force the issue much, as he's extremely patient for a player his age. He was a consistent presence on the offensive glass with his near 7-4 wingspan, and defensively, wasn't afraid to throw his body around, even if he isn't much of a shot-blocker at this stage considering his excellent reach.
Carter is very mature physically, which can be misleading at this age, so he'll need to continue to work on his skill-level, particularly his jump-shot, which is not very pretty at the moment. He was one of the easiest players to pencil into the 12-man final roster from the 33 invited, as there are very few 16-years old in the world who can handle a player with his size, strength, skill and feel. He has a great future ahead of him.
We talked to him about as development as a basketball player and much more in the following interview:
[Read Full Article] 2014 USA Basketball Development Camp Interview: Wendell Carter November 16, 2014
[Read Full Article] USA Basketball Development Camp Measurements and Analysis October 9, 2014 One of the youngest players in attendance at just 15 years old, Wendell Carter has extremely impressive physical tools relative to his age, measuring 6-8 without shoes to go along with a 7-3 wingspan, a 9-0 standing reach and a 246 pound frame. He has huge hands and shoulders, indicating he might not be done growing yet, and showed impressive ability to block shots and play above the rim within his age group. [Read Full Article]