Former West Virginia guard Jevon Carter will learn where the next chapter of his basketball career will take him on Thursday.
The 2018 NBA Draft is a few days away, and Carter is projected to go in the second round.
ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz named the Mountaineers prospect one of the draft’s second-round sleepers/steals to watch and broke down how he fits in at the NBA level.
He picks up 94 feet, is a menace in the passing lanes and generally makes life difficult for opponents. He brings tremendous toughness and physicality to the table in everything he does, making him an ideal practice player and culture guy. Coaches that have worked with him swear by him. Having an extra foul at his disposal in the NBA, along with the fact that he won’t be asked to play anywhere close to the 35 minutes per game he did as a senior at West Virginia, should allow him to be even more aggressive with the way he approaches his work on the defensive end.
Carter’s defensive prowess makes him an intriguing prospect in a league where great defenders come at a premium.
Carter, who physically compares to Jameer Nelson and Fred VanVleet, was one of the best defender in college basketball last season and it’ll be tough for a team to pass up on his skill set.
The 2018 NBA Draft begins at 7 p.m. ET, June 21, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The event will air on ESPN.
Visit ESPN.com for the full list of sleepers and steals to watch on Thursday.