WVU Alum Jevon Carter Adds NCAA Award To Lengthy List
Although he’s been in the professional ranks since graduating from WVU in May as its greatest defensive player in history, Jevon Carter isn’t finished racking up collegiate awards.
On Thursday, Carter was named an NCAA Today’s Top 10 honoree, which recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
Carter led West Virginia to 105 wins and four NCAA tournament appearances including three trips to the Sweet 16 during his career. The standout recorded 1,758 total career points and set the school record for most season steals (112), most career steals (330) and most season assists (246).
In the 2017-18 season, Carter became the Division I steals leader with 112 and was the only Division I men’s basketball player in the nation to average more than 17 points, six assists and three steals per game. Carter’s decorated career includes a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, two National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Player of the Year awards, and two Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year Awards among a host of All-America honors.
Carter, a three-time Academic All-Big 12 men’s basketball honoree, was also the 2017-18 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American of the Year for Division I men’s basketball, the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Arthur Ashe Jr. Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Additionally, Carter was the recipient of the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for men’s basketball, honoring the attributes of college seniors in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition.
While at West Virginia, he also served his community, volunteering at the Dream Foundation and the United Way basketball clinic among several other charitable organizations. Carter was drafted as the 32nd pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Carter and his fellow honorees will be at the Honors Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Orlando, Fla. The honorees are selected by the NCAA Honors Committee, composed of representatives of NCAA member schools, conferences and distinguished citizens, including past awardees.