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Jevon Carter

School

West Virginia University

Position
Guard
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Carter has excelled in the classroom and will graduate in May in four years with a degree in sport management. He has been named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for men’s basketball in 2018 and first team Academic All-American. Carter won the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in 2018. He has won academic awards from the Big 12 Conference in all four years that he has played: Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball First Team in 2018, 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 was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team. He was the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, becoming the fourth Big 12 player (first guard) to win Defensive Player of the Year honors twice. Carter became the third major college player and first Big 12 player to be on the All-Big 12 Defensive Team four years in a row.
Carter became the first major college player and just the fifth Division I player all-time to have more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in a career. He is the only player in the country to average more than 17 points, six assists and three steals per game. Carter is the only player in the country to have 10 points, five assists and five stelas in a game six times this season.
He is also a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard and a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award.
The 2017 NABC and Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year has led WVU to 101 wins during his career and four NCAA Tournaments. He has set the WVU school records for steals in a career and season assists. Carter has scored 500 points for the second year in a row and has scored nearly 1,700 career points. WVU has been ranked 73 (all consecutive) of 75 weeks during his collegiate career.