WVU’s Jevon Carter Sweeps Defensive Awards

 

WVU’s Jevon Carter Sweeps Defensive Awards


The title “Secretary of Defense” has been bestowed upon several athletes over the years in recognition of their prowess in keeping opponents out of the end zone, off the bases or from finding the goal or net. None may have reached the heights of West Virginia’s Jevon Carter, who capped his career over the weekend with two major defensive awards. No one in the college game approached Carter’s disruption on the court, and none had a bigger defense to offense impact than the Mountaineer senior.

First, Carter took home the Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year on Sunday in San Antonio. He capped that with the National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Player of the Year Award on Sunday evening, winning it for the second consecutive season.

Carter captured the NABC Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season.  A NABC Coaches’ All-America third team selection, the senior guard from Maywood, Ill., he was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the second year and a unanimous All Big 12 first team selection.

The 6-2, 205-pound guard is the fifth Division I player to score more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in a career.  He holds the WVU record for steals in a season (112) and career (330) as well as assist in a season (246). This season Carter was the only player in the country to average 17 points, six assists and three steals per game.

He was the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the year for men’s basketball and earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors for three years in a row, while earning All-Big 12 first team defensive team honors four consecutive years.

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