WVU basketball: Jevon Carter makes unique mark in win

MORGANTOWN, WV - NOVEMBER 20: Jevon Carter /

Jevon Carter has turned heads for much of his collegiate career. His statistics truly show what a well-rounded player he really has become with the WVU basketball team.

In the win against Iowa State, Carter became the only player from a Division I Power 5 conference to get more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in his career.

He needed two assists to get to that point and it came early in the game. The Mountaineers had 14 assists as a team and Carter only had those two. But he led the WVU basketball team with 24 points.

Carter isn’t the tallest player on the court and he isn’t the best pure shooters, but he does the most with his given talent than any other player in the country. He has gotten so much better as a player and all-around human being because of his head coach Bob Huggins.

There have been a lot of players who have listened to Huggins and gotten better because of it but no player exemplifies exactly what Huggins wants out of his players more than Carter. He is a gym rat and is usually the first to show up and the last to leave. There should be a whole team of players like Carter but not everyone is ready and willing to give of themselves at all times.

Carter will be hard to replace once he leaves after this season. He wasn’t always appreciated like Da’Sean Butler was nearly a decade ago. It could be because Carter isn’t as flashy as Butler. However, he never had to be. Carter’s gritty style of play usually equated to behind-the-scenes success. His versatility made other players better and he just made the program better by doing the little things.

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He is the only player in big time college basketball to do something pretty special. But the most special thing he can do for his career is to end it with a national championship.