Duke basketball may very well be running freshmen players off, but Wendell Carter Jr. could be the exception. According to ESPN.com, Carter remains undecided about whether to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Carter’s parents have opposing views on what he should decide.
“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 don’t 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.”
Carter has previously told his parents that he would continue to work to get his college degree even if he left school early for the NBA.

Carter, who averaged 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game and shot 56.1 percent from the floor for the Blue Devils last season, is expected to be a lottery pick if he leaves Duke.

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