Jevon Carter poured out his blood, sweat and tears for the WVU basketball program. It seems like to only reward he really should have received for his dedication is a national championship.
One, because it shows that Carter is part of the best team in all of baseball. Two, Carter would take a team award over anything he could achieve individually. Carter has been named to many award lists in his career and he has achieved so much that he can hang his head on.
But his most recent award shows his contributions on and off the court. Carter just received the Senior CLASS Award in Division I basketball, according to WVUsports.com.
Carter truly exemplifies class and he was basically a shoe-in for this award. Just a few months ago, the listings for the award were presented to the public. Carter led by a wide margin, which was detailed by HailWV.com.
Carter finished his career at West Virginia with 112 steals and 17.3 points per game as a senior. He is the only player in NCAA history to record 1,758 points, 330 steals, 538 rebounds and 559 assists in his four-year career. Those numbers only lead a glimpse into his fine career. He will go down as one of the most legendary players in WVU basketball history.
He may not seem as valuable as guy like Da’Sean Butler, but the Mountaineers wouldn’t have been as good as they were over these past four years if it wasn’t for Carter. The Mountaineers didn’t make it past the Sweet 16 under Carter, but many great players don’t even make it that far ever in their career.
With Carter’s recent class award, he shows the thousands of other college basketball players that to be a true winner it takes so many behind-the-scenes activities to make it all worthwhile. Nothing comes easy and nothing is given. Carter embraced that mentality and it paid off.