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2 - Jevon Carter

West Virginia 

  • Birthday: 9/14/95
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-1
  • Wt: 195
  • Hometown: Maywood, IL
  • High School: Proviso East
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Overall

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2018
Mock:  32

NBA Comparison: Jamaal Tinsley

Strengths: Two time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Javon Carter brings incredible toughness and a relentless style of play to the table when looking towards the next level ... Despite being undersized for an NBA point guard (6'1.5'' in shoes) Carter sports a 6'4.5'' wingspan and an above average athleticism (including a 36.5'' max vertical) to the table which paired with his fearless attitude and style of play will make him a plus defender against the majority of NBA point guards ... Jevon ranks 17th All-Time in Division 1 Men's Basketball with 330 career steals, and he's not just a gambler in the passing lanes ... Carter possesses strong hands and quick reflexes that allow him to strip the ball from opponents at a high rate ... In addition, his 4.3 rebounds per game is a good number for a player his size, and due to Bob Huggins' faced paced system he's excellent at pushing the ball off misses which will aid him in the NBA ... From an offensive standpoint Carter is a combo guard that has successfully converted into a pretty solid primary ball handler and distributor ... His 6.6 assists per game ranked 3rd in the Big 12, while only turning the ball over 2.6 times per contest (2.53 A/TO ratio) ... He does a great job of penetrating off the dribble and kicking it out to open teammates on the perimeter ... Jevon is also a high level outside shooter with NBA 3 point range ... He sported a 39% shooting percentage over his last two seasons as a Mountaineer, and proved to be a clutch and capable scorer (17.3 ppg) ... His 86% clip at the charity stripe just enforces his quality as an overall shooter as well, and not just a 3 point specialist ... He's a strong player as well, with a wide variety of floaters, flip shots, and ways to finish around the basket that is aided by his high level body control, and upper body strength ... A hard working player with a gym rat mentality, and a fearless attitude on the court ... Jevon Carter has a lot of leadership qualities that don't show up on paper, but greatly effect a lot of areas of his overall game ...

Weaknesses: While Jevon Carter is a fearless player I wouldn't choose to bet against, length projects to be an issue for him at the next level ... Despite a nice wingspan and good leaping ability, his 7'11'' standing reach was one of the lowest measured at the NBA combine ... His grit and skill as a defender will serve him well in the NBA, but larger NBA points will most certainly be able to shoot over him ... Length also bothered him finishing around the rim at the collegiate level ... Carter shot 50% at the rim (according to Hoop-Math) his senior season at West Virginia, and converting in the lane will only get harder in the league ... Getting his shot off on the perimeter will be harder too, and he'll have to be more crafty to create more space between himself and a longer defender ... Jevon will also turn 23 before his first NBA game giving him the label as a player with limited upside ...

Overall: Jevon Carter is a tough nosed collegiate veteran with the ability to shoot from the outside and pester opposing point guards ... While not a high upside player, nor a guy with great length, Carter has NBA translatable skills and the ability to carve out a role for himself as a reserve guard ... He's a solid athlete with excellent conditioning, and a track record of winning basketball games while improving his game every year ... Probably a guy in the mix in the second round, but also a guy who could see minutes as a rookie depending on the team that selects him.

Notes: Measured: 6' 0.25'' barefoot, 6' 1.5'' in shoes, 196.2 lbs, 6' 4.25'' wingspan, 7' 11'' standing reach, 4.15% body fat and 9.25 inch hand length at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine ... 4 time All-Big 12 Defensive Team, 2 time All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 Second team (2017), All-Big 12 First Team (2018), 4 time All-Big 12 Academic Team (2018,2017,2016 First Team/2015 Second Team), 2nd Team All-American (2018)

David Ray 6/1/18

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