The Jevon Carter and Deuce McBride Comparison

Morgantown, West Virginia – Like we did at VOM months ago, West Virginia University play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi compared current West Virginia guard Miles “Deuce” McBride to former Mountaineer and current Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter.

When we did it several months ago, we were bashed for even considering that McBride could equal or surpass Carter during his time in Morgantown.  After all, Carter is a living legend and one of the greatest players in modern West Virginia basketball history.

Having said that, McBride has simply outperformed Carter through two seasons (49 games) with the Mountaineers.  While both averaged approximately 25 minutes per game through their first 49 games, McBride’s statistics are far better.

Jevon Carter had 460 points (9 points per game), 121 rebounds (3 rebounds per game) and 106 assists (2 per game).  In addition, shot 39% from the field and 33% from three point range.

In comparison through 49 games, McBride has 583 points (12 per game), 149 rebounds (3 rebounds per game) and 138 assists (3 assists per game).  McBride’s field goal percentage (42%) and three point percentage (37%) are also better than Carter.

Statistically, Carter only out-performed McBride in free throw percentage (79% to 78%) and steals (96 steals to 69).

While McBride is still young and hasn’t yet accomplished what Carter’s teams during his time in Morgantown, it’s difficult to not compare him to Jevon Carter because of their incredible similarities.

McBride is only a sophomore and has a long way to go before we can discuss him as one of the greatest Mountaineers in West Virginia basketball history, but through two seasons, he’s well on his way to making that happen!  .