Wednesday, March 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Jevon Carter #2 plays offense against the Kansas Jayhawks in a 2015 home game in West Virginia. | Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America
The NCAA’s March Madness tournament takes off next week, with Selection Sunday scheduled for March 11, and Proviso East graduate and Maywood native Jevon Carter has a first-class ticket.
Carter, a senior point guard for the West Virginia Mountaineers (ranked 18th in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll), is having a season that’s only fitting for a first round NBA draft pick in SBNation’s recent mock draft.
Carter’s place as the 27th pick (SBNation has him going to the Atlanta Hawks) may be theoretical, but the former Pirate’s growing draft stock is very much real and the accolades flesh this out.
Earlier this month, Carter won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for a second straight season. According to an article in the Charleston Gazette Mail, Carter is “the third player from a Power 5 conference to be named to his league’s all-defensive team all four years of his career.”
In addition, Carter was unanimously selected for first team all-defense and all-league honors.
Now, Carter is a finalist up of the most prestigious awards in college basketball: the Senior Class Award (given to “the outstanding senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year across nine different sports”), the Wooden Award (given to the most outstanding men and women college basketball players) and the Bob Cousy Award (given to the best point guard in college basketball).
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