Video: Wendell Carter highlightsGeorgia senior earns one of high school basketball's biggest honors.Wendell Carter Jr. of Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) and Evina Westbrook of South Salem (Ore.) were named the 2017 Morgan Wootten Award winners Tuesday.
The Morgan Wootten Award recognizes the nation's top senior who demonstrates outstanding character, exhibits leadership and embodies the values of being a student-athlete in school and in the community.
Carter, a 6-foot-9 forward committed to Duke, averaged 23.7 points, 15.8 rebounds and six blocks per game this season in leading the Knights into the Georgia Class 3A state title game against Morgan County on Thursday.
Westbrook, a 6-foot guard headed to Tennessee, is averaging
27.9 points, 7.9 assists and 7.4 steals per game for South Salem heading into Oregon's Class 6A state quarterfinals later this week.