Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Duke Blue Devils primarily used Wendell Carter Jr in the low post or as a screener in a dribble handoff sequence. For instance, the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to Wendell in the low post area. Once that happens, Carter will attempt to back down the defender with one of his shoulders to get within comfortable range to shoot a jump hook, or he will do a spin move towards the baseline to get a layup. Another example of this is when the point guard doesn’t throw the ball into the post immediately after getting to the three-point line. If this occurs, Wendell Carter Jr will run to the three-point line to set a screen for the ball handler. Once the ball handler went over the screen, Carter would go into the low block to restart the process of posting up.
However, there instances when Wendell Carter Jr plays the role of a screener in a dribble handoff sequence for Duke. For instance, the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to Wendell in the mid to high post area. Once this happens, Carter will hold the ball until the point guard comes back to him or the player standing in the corner comes to him; to start a dribble handoff sequence. As soon as one of the players gets close him, Wendell Carter Jr will hand the ball off and stand in place as a screener. After that happens, the player who has the ball will go over the screen to start the process of the pick and roll again.
As a result of this, the NBA team who selects Wendell Carter Jr in the draft should implement a similar system to the Duke Blue Devils. This is because Carter Jr has developed a habit of playing in the low block or as a screener in a dribble handoff sequence that it is the quickest way for him to have an impact in the NBA. However if the NBA wants him to be further away from the basket, he would need a few months to adjust the new role. For example, Wendell would require a significant number of repetitions over the course of many months to see if he is capable of making an NBA three and whether it can be a consistent shot.