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2 - Jevon Carter

6-1, 195 Point Guard
WEST_VIRGINIA_65.GIF West Virginia Senior
Birthday
09/14/95 (24.1 yrs)
Hometown
Maywood, IL
High School
Proviso East
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
7

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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