The last former Duke Blue Devil made his debut at the Las Vegas Summer League and he did not disappoint, stuffing the stat sheet on both sides of the ball all night long.
Wendell Carter Jr. finally took the floor as a Chicago Bull and it did not take him long to make an impact.
After winning the jump ball, Carter Jr. scored his first professional basket on the first possession of the game and his great night just continued from there.
It was Carter Jr. defensive game that was the most impressive in the first half as he went into the break with four blocks, along with four points and rebounds.
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Duke’s best defensive player from a season ago was very active on the opposite side of the ball, being very vocal and showing his versatility of being able to guard multiple positions on the floor.
After the break, Carter Jr. was still very active on defense, but he picked up his game offensively as well.
Carter Jr. finished with 16 points to go along with nine rebounds, five blocks, and an assist and a steal.
Wendell made six of his twelve shots from the field, while also his ability to knock shots down the outside, making two of his three attempts from three-point range, while also draining both of his free throw attempts.
Wendell Carter Jr. and the rest of the Chicago Bulls Summer League team will be back in action on Sunday night as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team at 11:30 pm ET on ESPN2.
Wendell will look to build on his outstanding performance in his professional debut and prove to Bulls fans that he is a piece that the franchise can build around so the Bulls can return to their former NBA Championship glory.