West Virginia’s Jevon Carter was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 32nd overall pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
The fiery guard earned numerous accolades during his star-studded, four-year career with the Mountaineers. He will go down as one of the best players in school history and a fan favorite.
As a senior, Carter won the 2018 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, Senior CLASS Award, the Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and was named MVP of WVU’s men’s basketball team. He became the first Big 12 player to be named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team four times and was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team.
Against Iowa State in March, the Maywood, Ill. native became the first major conference player in college basketball history to reach 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Carter averaged 17.3 points per game and led the nation in steals with 112.
Carter excelled off the court as well.
He was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for men’s basketball, the Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball and the Arthur Ashe Jr. Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Carter finished his career at WVU as the all-time steals leader and was the eighth leading scorer.
His offensive talents combined with his defensive skill and hard work may earn him a roster spot.
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