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Top five prospect commits to Duke


Wendell Carter, Jon Lopez/Nike

Duke landed a commitment from top five prospect Wendell Carter.

Carter is one of the best big men in the Class of 2017, a class that is loaded at the top with talented bigs. He’s something of a throwback player, a guy that knows how to work in the low-post, a guy that can control the glass and a strong, physical presence that understands how to use his size to create angles and space.

He can score over both shoulders, he has a soft touch and he’s a smart, fundamentally sound player.

Carter is the third member of Duke’s 2017 class, joining five-star guard Gary Trent Jr. and four-star wing Alex O’Connell.

It’s worth watching the commitment video that Carter tweeted out, which has some phenomenal editing: