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Jevon Carter

School

West Virginia University

Position
Guard
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Jevon Carter has excelled in the classroom and will graduate in May in four years with a degree in sport management. Last year, he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team and earned the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award. He has won academic awards from the Big 12 Conference in all three years that he has played: Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball First Team in 2017 and 2016, and 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. Carter has been on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Garrett Ford Academic Roll every semester at college.

Character

Carter has never been an “I” guy and always has had the team’s best interest in mind. He has worked tirelessly on and off the court and has become one of the top players in the country. As Coach Huggins notes, “Jevon certainly sets an example with his work ethic, and he puts more time in than just about anyone I have ever coached.” One of the main reasons why Carter came back for his senior year was to help the Mountaineers win a Big 12 Championship and an NCAA title. He lives in the gym and doesn’t just go to the gym to shoot balls. He’s in there working at his game. He is an extremely focused student-athlete who has his goals set. He is a two-time team captain who is a role model for the rest of the team, especially a young team this season.

Community

Carter has been a role model for youth in the Morgantown community and the state of West Virginia. Never one to shy away from giving an autograph, Carter is often seen posing for pictures and signing autographs for fans, including hours after a game ends. Carter has been extremely active in the community during his time at WVU. He has talked to students about the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol, as well as the importance of an education and about being a responsible person. He is a frequent visitor to WVU Children’s Hospital and visits patients at Health South Rehabilitation Center. He also frequents local elementary schools to read to children. He has participated in the Relay for Life walks as well as the Alzheimer’s Honk for Awareness and Chiari Awareness walks.

Competition

Carter has been named to numerous preseason All-America teams. Last year, he was the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year. Entering this season, he was named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First Team. Last year, he was named to the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the year and was named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team for the third year in a row. No Big 12 player has ever been named to the All-Defensive Team for four years, and he could be the first.

Last year, he was named to the All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and the Big 12 All-Tournament Team. Carter was also named to the USBWA All-District II Team and NABC All-District Second Team. He finished seventh nationally in steals per game and led the Big 12 Conference. He scored 500 points in a season, marking the 46th time that has happened in school history. He became WVU’s 51st 1,000-point scorer and, as of nomination time, ranked 37th all-time with 1,118 career points.

During his career, Carter has led WVU to 79 victories and three NCAA Tournaments, including two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. Last year, he led WVU in scoring at 13.5 points per game and dished out 137 assists. Carter set the school record for most steals ever by a WVU junior with 92. As of nomination time, he had recorded 218 career steals, needing 34 to break the school record.