Jevon Carter, born September 14, 1995), graduated from West Virginia University, American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
Location: G (No. 5)
Height: 1.85 meters / 6 feet 1
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
School: West Virginia University
Draft: 2nd pick in the 2nd round of 2018
In Carter’s 2016-17 junior season, he averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He has received many accolades for his defensive prowess, picking up 12 Big Defensive Player of the Year awards. After his junior season, Carter declared for the 2017 NBA Draft but did not hire an agent. Eventually he decided to return to the Mountaineers for his senior season. On March 12, 2018, Carter was named Division I Men’s Basketball Academic All-American of the Year. During his senior season, Jevon Carter won numerous postseason awards for his defensive performances, including Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year, Lefty Driesell Player of the Year and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year players.
Jevon Carter is the top perimeter defender in the United States, and he is quite threatening with the ball and long shots. The catch-and-shoot is Carter’s best offense, and on defense, he’s well-balanced and has excellent footwork, which has many teams struggling to keep him away from their primary scorer in the backcourt.
On June 22, 2018, in the 2018 NBA Draft, Jevon Carter was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 32nd overall pick in the first round. On August 6, 2021, Carter and the draft rights to Dayron Sharp were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Landry Shamet.