Jevon Carter was one of the best defensive players in college basketball last season, and it doesn’t seem like many have forgotten that.
The former West Virginia guard is currently working out with NBA franchises who are interested in his services.
The only issue for Carter is that few NBA prospects want to go up against him in a tryout setting, according to EerSports.com’s Mike Casazza.
“Guys have cancelled because of him,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins told EerSports.com. “They’ve had their agents call and cancel when they found out [Carter] was going to the workout.”
Carter, a 6-foot, 200-pound guard, won back-to-back NABC Defensive Player of the Year awards (2017, 2018). He also was the 2018 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year.
The 2018 second-team All-American contributed to three West Virginia Sweet 16 teams. The hallmark of Huggins’ recent Mountaineers teams has been defense.
Carter regularly caused trouble for elite players in the talented Big 12. It wouldn’t be shocking for Carter to do the same in the NBA.
That is, if anyone is willing to compete against the promising rookie prospect.
When is the NBA draft?
The 2018 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 21. The event will start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Phoenix Suns own the first overall pick.