Wendell Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Orlando Magic.
He is famously known for his Glasses.
He was a member of the Duke Blue Devils basketball team in college.
Carter was a member of the class of 2017 at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.
He led the Knights to a (27–3) record and a Georgia 6AA regional title as a sophomore, averaging 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 4.1 blocks per game.
Carter continued to improve his game over the summer of 2015, when he led his AAU club, Georgia Stars, to a Peach Jam championship and was voted Co-MVP alongside Jared Harper.
Carter was named Georgia Region 6 AA Player of the Year and second-team Atlanta Tipoff Club All Metro following his sophomore season.
Carter was selected the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year off the court, which honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and academics.
In high school, he had a 3.8 GPA and was named an outstanding scholar-athlete by his school, receiving the Lance and Shield Award.
Wendell Carter Jr. played at Duke for one season.
Carter had one of the best freshmen seasons in Duke history as a power forward/center, finishing second all-time in rebounds (335), blocked shots (76), and career double-doubles (16).
Carter declared his plan to forego his last three seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NBA draft after Duke’s loss in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Chicago Bulls selected Carter with the seventh overall pick on June 21, 2018.
Carter officially signed with the Bulls on July 3, 2018. On October 18, he made his NBA debut against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring eight points, three rebounds, three assists, and a block.
Carter set career highs in rebounds (9) and assists (4) against the Dallas Mavericks four days later.
Carter had a season-high 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three blocks, and three steals in a 107–108 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on October 31, 2018.
On November 30, he surpassed that total with 28 points in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. Carter underwent left thumb surgery on March 24, 2019, and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Carter and Otto Porter were moved to the Orlando Magic on March 25, 2021, in exchange for Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu.
Orlando also earned two first-round draft picks in the future.
Wendell Carter Jr. agreed to a four-year, $50 million rookie scale agreement with the Magic on October 16.
The impressive Orlando Center, Wendell is 6 feet 10 inches tall (2.08m).
Wendell Carter Jr.’s goggles are a recent addition to his in-game wardrobe, as he has only been wearing them since 2021.
After sustaining a left eye abrasion against the Nets the night before, Carter Jr began wearing the spectacles during a game against the Wizards in November.