When Jevon Carter played at WVU, he was a star.
Now, the former Mountaineer great, who has branded himself on social media as “next level,” is in the midst of his rookie season with the Memphis Grizzlies. It’s a new opportunity — challenging and rewarding — to play the game he loves at the highest level.
“I’m just taking it day by day, learning as much as I can from guards like Mike Conely, Avery Bradley and just doing whatever I can to help,” Carter said.
The Grizzlies selected Carter with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. After a short stint with the Memphis Hustle of the G-League, Carter has appeared 26 times for the Grizzlies and averages 15 minutes per game.
His minutes with the Grizz are limited at times as he backs up Conley, a 12-year veteran with the franchise.
But before Carter became a national defensive player of the year and consensus All-American, he played a similar back-up role for head coach Bob Huggins at West Virginia.