MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–On Saturday, Jevon Carter became the first major conference player (fifth total) to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound point guard has been the heart and soul of West Virginia basketball and he has been a big part of the Mountaineers’ success the last four years.
“He’s meant a lot,” senior guard Daxter Miles Jr. said. “He came here to change the program for the good and get it back to where it’s supposed to be.”
Carter has done just that. In his four years, WVU has made appearances in two Big 12 Championship finals, two Sweet 16 appearances and he has been a part of a team that has won 20-plus games for four consecutive seasons.
Over his tenure as a Mountaineer, the accolades continue to rack up for the Maywood, Illinois native. Last season he was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year and Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year.
Carter was named to the All-Big 12 Conference Second Team, All-Big 12 Defensive Team for the third year in a row, the Big 12 All-Tournament Team, Named to the USBWA All-District II Team and NABC All-District Second Team. Also, he won the 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award.
This season he broke WVU’s all-time steals record and will likely receive numerous awards as the basketball season wraps up.
“He has put in an enormous amount of work and I know I keep saying that but he really has put in an enormous amount of work,” head coach Bob Huggins said. “It’s really good to see a guy who works that hard to be rewarded for it.”
Carter not only excels on the court but in the classroom as well.
With the end of the basketball season rapidly approaching, the senior’s stellar career is coming to an end. However, Carter will go down as one of the all-time great Mountaineers.
He gave every ounce of blood, sweat and tears that he had to the state of West Virginia and the basketball program. And he knows exactly what the Mountaineers mean to the Mountain State.
“Our fans have been great all year, coming out and supporting,” Carter said. “I just want to give them everything that I can.”
Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS