Monday, October 23, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University guard Jevon Carter has withdrawn his name from the 2017 NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at WVU.

“I’m excited about coming back to West Virginia and playing with my teammates for my senior season,” Carter said. “The entire NBA process was a great experience for me and to gain valuable feedback that I can use to prepare for the future.”

A native of Maywood, Illinois, Carter led the Mountaineers in scoring at 13.5 points per game and in steals with 92 on the season. Carter was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team for the third year in a row.

“Jevon went through the process in a systematic and professional manner by exploring his options,” WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins said. “He was able to gain feedback from NBA professionals that will help him in the future. We’re pleased that he will be a Mountaineer for his senior season.”

 

Press Release Credit: Bryan Messerly- WVU Athletics Communications

Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose

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