Jevon Carter is a fan favorite with the WVU basketball faithful. It appears that faith is transferring throughout the entire country.
Voting is open for the annual Senior Class Award and Carter is a listed nominee with nine other players from schools across the country. It appears the Carter is in the lead right now.
According to seniorclassaward.com, Carter is currently the top vote getter with 43.5 percent. The next closest candidate is A.J. Jacobson of North Dakota State University, who has just over 11 percent of the vote.
Carter is also beating out Shawn Anderson of Navy, Vladimir Brodziansky of TCU, Angel Delgado of Seton Hall, Rob Gray of Houston, Justin Johnson of Western Kentucky, Yante Maten of Georgia, Luke Morrison of U.S. Military Academy and Johnathan Williams of Gonzaga.
The WVU basketball team is the most successful of those listed programs, save for the recent surge from Gonzaga. Even though the Bulldogs have a fairly strong national following for being a small school in the Pacific Northwest, West Virginia is much more loyal and traditional.
Fans of the WVU basketball team have been voting religiously for Carter and any player from any sport who is trying to win a national award. Most recently WVU football recruit Dante Stills won an online and social media fan vote leading up to the Under Armour All-American Game last year. He wasn’t even fully a Mountaineer but West Virginia fans always treated him like one of their own.
Carter has been a loyal Mountaineer for the past four seasons and he truly does live out the values Bob Huggins expects from his players. Carter is a leader on and off the court and he is being recognized for his tireless dedication.
Carter plays for himself, of course, by not taking the easy way out. He strives to become better every day, while also pushing his teammates to be the best they can be. If, or when, Carter wins this award, he will accept it with the humble grace he has always displayed.