Senior Night: Time to say goodbye to two Mountaineers

Senior Night: Time to say goodbye to two Mountaineers

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Senior Night: Time to say goodbye to two Mountaineers

Jevon Carter (2) and Daxter Miles Jr. (4) share a laugh during WVU’s win over Iowa State on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–West Virginia’s Senior Night is on Monday when the 21-st ranked Mountaineers host No. 6 Texas Tech. For WVU fans, it is one final time to say goodbye to two amazing student-athletes and fan favorites.

Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. are the only seniors on this youthful Mountaineers squad but they are two very important components.

For four years, Carter and Miles gave their all.

Jevon Carter (2) guards Zoran Talley Jr. (23) during WVU’s win over Iowa State on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

Carter will finish his career at WVU as one of the greatest. On Saturday, he became the first major conference player to get more than 1,500 points, 500 assists, 500 rebounds and 300 steals.

The Maywood, Illinois native is one of if not the best defender in the country.

For years, head coach Bob Huggins has done nothing but praise the point guard’s work ethic.

Consistency has always been what Miles lacked. However, he hoped that his final year would be different.

The Baltimore native has started in 116 games (fifth most in school history) with the Mountaineers and became the 52nd player in school history to score 1,000 points on December 20, 2017.

While Miles has made stellar plays, he has had rocky patches throughout his career.

Daxter Miles Jr. (4) dishes a pass around Iowa State’s Terrence Lewis (24) during WVU’s win over the Cyclones on Saturday, January 24, 2018.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS)

During his senior campaign, Miles appeared to develop into a complete player, the player Huggins knew he was. He became a leader, improved defensively, emerged as a solid passer and became a consistent free throw shooter.

There is no denying the chemistry between Carter and Miles on the court. The two can connect for some phenomenal plays, the numerous dunks off the lob from Carter.

As their time in the old gold and blue winds down, both Miles and Carter have left their mark on the basketball program. More importantly, they formed a lifelong friendship with one another and became members of the state.

 

Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS

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