It’s not every year that the WVU basketball program has early-entrants to the NBA Draft, but as of late Bob Huggins has watched a number of greats leave him early.
Joe Alexander, Devin Ebanks, Devin Williams – these are three Mountaineers who forfeited their college eligibility early and signed an agent prior to the NBA Draft.
You can add reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Jevon Carter to that list – for now.
Underclassmen are allowed to test the draft waters – to get a feel for where they’re projected – as long as they don’t hire an agent. Carter’s yet to hire representation, but Alexander, Ebanks and Williams all traveled the exact same path on their way to the draft.
By hiring an agent, Carter will eliminate any possibility of returning to the Mountaineers. But if he removes his name from the draft by May 24, he’ll retain his eligibility and return for his senior season with WVU. He averaged 13.5 points per game and led the Big 12 in steals.