(Photo Courtesy of Kelsie VanderWijst)
Many are impressed with the start to the recent season for the Mountaineers team especially with the much talked about team with many new faces. One of these new players who has seen lots of playing time is number 2 Jevon Carter (6’2’’ 185 lbs.). Carter is a freshman guard out of Maywood, Illinois who played high school ball for Proviso East High.
(Roster photo from wvusports.com)
This young talent was named the 2014 Chicago Tribune All-State boys basketball team special mention selection. In his junior season, he led his team in scoring with 18 points per game, and in his senior season, he averaged 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Some other high school honors for Carter include:
- Helped his school to a runner-up finish and a fourth-place finish in the Illinois State Basketball Tournament.
- One of the top 75 guards in this year’s senior class by ESPN.
- Played AAU basketball with Next Level Performance where he averaged around 19 points and seven assists.
Before committing to West Virginia University, Carter admitted that he needed to get all of his family on board for his decision. This came when the family spoke to Huggins and assistant coach Harrison. He also talked about what made him choose WVU, which came after his visit and chance to be on Mountaineer Field for the season opener. The feeling of the atmosphere and fan support was something that made him want to commit to WVU.
(Photo courtesy of Kelsie VanderWijst)
So far this season, Carter has averaged 7.7 points per game. His best scoring performances were against VMI with 28 points and 18 points against Oklahoma. Carter entered the game off the bench and lead the team in scoring; most of his points came from draining 4 out of 6 three pointers. He also had a career high seven rebounds in the 86-65 win over Oklahoma. As a freshman, if he keeps playing like this and continues to grow with experience, he will have a successful four year career at WVU and could become a leader. With the Mountaineers losing Staten after this season, Carter may get the opportunity to play more point guard.
Information from: wvusports.com, espn.com and wvuillustrated.com