Duke Basketball: Wendell Carter Jr. adds another double-double

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Wendell Carter Jr has been a double-double machine at both the Duke Blue Devils and the Chicago Bulls, Tuesday night was no different.

Former Duke Blue Devil forward Wendell Carter Jr has now tallied his 5th double-double of his rookie year after their loss to the Indiana Pacers 96-90.

Tuesday night’s game was the first game since former Chicago Bull’s coach Fred Hoiberg was fired from the team. Hoiberg was not winning as many games as the front office thought he could.

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The Pacers game was not only the first game without Hoiberg, but also was Lauri Markkanen’s second game back. Carter Jr and fellow big-man are already starting to gel two games in. Both players earned a double-double versus the Pacers.

Carter Jr finished the game with 12 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. The big man also shot an efficient five for eleven from the floor in thirty-one minutes played. He was also a perfect two for two from the free throw line.

In Carter Jr’s rookie year he has averaged 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. He is all over the offensive and defensive glass, and is efficient scoring the ball when getting it down low. Most of these stats are rewards from his excellent effort.

Markkanen finished the game with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and two steals. He was not afraid to step out and shoot the three-point shot as he shot five of thirteen from the three-point line.

Fellow former Duke Basketball player Jabari Parker also plays for the Bulls. Parker was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Bulls in the off-season.  He has mostly come off the bench leading the second unit as a 6th man. Parker averages 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in his first season with the Bulls.

The Bulls next game is versus the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, December 7 at 8:00 PM ET on NBA League Pass.