The parents of Carter Jr. are not happy as they weren’t informed about that Bagley is going to play last season.
Wendell Carter Jr., a five-star player who is committed to Duke in 2016, was hoped to become the go-to big man of Blue Devil of the future.
This is what the expectation until Marvin Bagley III shocked everyone by committing to Duke in 2017 as well as reclassified as playing early. This lands Bagley as the prime prospect of the 2017 class, was a late-cycle coup for Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Coach and his staff for the ages.
However, the news was not a happy one for Carter Jr. and his family, who stated they were not aware of the Bagley’s decision before Carter Jr. committing with Duke. Wendell’s mom, Kylia Carter, told NBC Sports, “My first reaction to this news, I was pissed.”
She added, “I wasn’t pissed because Marvin is committing with Duke. To be honest, I felt cheated and that the information was kept hidden purposely from us. It felt that my kid was going to get kicked out of the league and all like this.”
Kylia Carter said, that “We haven’t had the conversation till now, but we will be soon. We went there with him at the time of our exit interview.” But he is going to come to Bulls game and I’ll again face him.
Wendell Sr. said, “I tell individuals ‘People make promises that they are not able to fulfill.’ Frankly, it didn’t concern me.” I was bothered because I felt like cheated too by saying lies like, “Oh, Wendell is going to be the man and then suddenly the rug was pulled and everything fell in front of us.”
Carter Jr. scored 13.5 points and for Duke, he pulled down 9.1 rebounds in every game in a secondary role in the previous season. He’ll get an opportunity in his new home to survive as a go-to-big man.