West Virginia star Jevon Carter is headed south to Memphis after being drafted by the Grizzlies with the No. 32 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.
Carter, a senior guard for the Mountaineers, was the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year in 2018. He was a lockdown defender at guard, shutting down players like Oklahoma’s Trae Young, who went at No. 5. In the 2017-18 season, his last in Morgantown, Carter averaged 17.3 points, 6.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game. His mere presence was reportedly enough to scare some players into cancelling workouts for teams.
With Memphis, Carter will be able to learn from one of the best guards in the league in Mike Conley. Although he could score in college, Carter will have to improve on his offensive game to be a regular starter in the NBA.
But Carter’s defense and his grit are undeniable. The Grizzlies have themselves quite the talent on their hands, and he should fit right in with the “Grindhouse” style in Memphis.