Morgantown, West Virginia – Since arriving in the NBA in 2018, former West Virginia Mountaineers star guard Jevon Carter has bounced around from team to team quite a bit, and has not really ever found a place where he was truly used appropriately.
Carter was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 32nd overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2018 NBA Draft. After one season with the Grizzlies, Carter was traded to the Phoenix Suns, where he played two seasons. He was then moved to Brooklyn to play for the Nets this season and his minutes were drastically cut on the ultra-talented Brooklyn team.
Last month, Carter was traded to the world champion Milwaukee Bucks, and since arriving in Milwaukee, he has been absolutely on fire.
In nine games with the Bucks, Carter is averaging a career-high 5.6 points while dishing out 1.8 assists per game, which ties his career-high. In addition, Carter has shot an incredible 14-24 from three point range (58.3%) and has been an unexpected offensive spark off the bench for the Bucks.
While Carter has had trouble in the past getting into the every day rotation, he has a legitimate, important role in Milwaukee. As the backup point guard, Carter’s defensive intensity and consistent shooting has earned him the trust and adoration of the Bucks fans.
West Virginia fans know what Jevon Carter is capable of, but now a whole new fanbase now appreciates the passion and energy that he brings to the court. In less than a month with the team, he’s already a fan favorite for the Bucks.
Carter, 26, has a real opportunity to not only win an NBA championship but also to be a valuable, key member of a championship team. The Bucks are currently 44-26 and two games behind the Miami Heat for first place in the Eastern Conference. As the defending champions, the Bucks are once again considered favorites to win it all this season.
Jevon Carter has finally found a place that loves and appreciates what he brings to a team, and it looks like he’s on his way to a long, prosperous career in the NBA with one of the best teams in the world.
Since Joining Milwaukee February 24th, Jevon Carter has a +/- of +38! And a defensive rating of 114.7. For comparison, PJ Tucker has a +/- of -16 and a defensive rating of 109.9 since February 24th. Jevon has been nothing short of spectacular!!! An Amazing edition to this team! pic.twitter.com/SqZiORkuzc
— khash 🦌🧀🍺 (@GreekFreek34_) March 15, 2022