Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. plans to start his own in-home gaming studio
Wendell Carter Jr. was limited to only 44 games in his rookie season of 2018-19 after being drafted by the Chicago Bulls at #7 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft – only five spots after his teammate at Duke Marvin Bagley III.
Since Carter spent a lot of time not playing, he was able to indulge one of his other great passions: Gaming.
Now, Carter has announced that he is planning on beginning his own in-home game studio, which will host his own channel on game streaming platform Twitch. Daniel Greenberg of Wrigley Sports broke the news, which Carter had originally announced on Cheddar Esports:
Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr (big gaming fan) announced on @CheddarEsports that he plans on making his first in-home gaming studio. Wendell said that he will be starting his own Twitch channel.
Wendell's favorite games: NBA2K, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Hitman.
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) September 26, 2019
Carter was not able to truly get comfortable on the court last season after a strong freshman season at Duke, though he did show plenty of flashes during Summer League and the preseason.
Despite limited playing time, Carter produced 10.3 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game and 1.8 assists per game in just over 25 minutes a contest according to Basketball Reference.
Though not named to an All-Rookie team due to a lack of playing time and not particularly eye-popping counting stats, Carter is a key piece of the Bulls’ young core, which now features Carter, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Coby White as well as the growing legend of Luke Kornet.
Let’s hope Carter is able to play more next season, but if not, it’s good to know he has a passion for gaming to fall back on going forward.