The recent NBA draft of 2018 took in quite a number of quality point guards; one of such competent point guards is the former West Virginia University player, Jevon Carter. While each point guard brings their different strengths to the table, Jevon’s distinctiveness comes with his defensive ability and inborn aggressiveness which makes him a formidable defensive force.
Many people who have seen Jevon Carter play are of the belief that he is the best on-ball defender in the country. Though his body stats are below that of the average point guard, he is nevertheless relentless when it comes to deterring the opponent at every turn.
Biography – Who Is Jevon Carter?
The young basketball player was born in Schaumburg, Illinois on the 14th of September, 1995. Although there is not much information on the rising star’s background and family life, we were able to confirm the identity of his parents as Leroy Carter and Cynthia Johnson.
Jevon Carter attended Proviso East High School in Schaumburg, Illinois. After his high school graduation, he enrolled at the University of West Virginia where he spent four years from 2014 to 2018. While in University, he played basketball and subsequently, he was selected in the 2018 NBA draft as 32nd overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
6 Facts You Need To Know About The NBA Star
As a two-time winner of Big 12 Defensive player of the year award, Jevon brings his dedicated style and incredible toughness to the court consistently. In spite of the fact that he is not as tall as a typical NBA point guard, Jevon can boast of a wingspan of 6 feet 4.5 inches and an athleticism that is above average. When these two qualities are paired with his daring attitude and aggressive style of play, Jevon Carter becomes a force to be reckoned with against the majority of NBA point guards.
The basketballer employs a different approach from his opponents and is always multiple steps ahead, giving him the needed advantage to spring a surprise on his unsuspecting opponent. His kind of meticulous calculation when playing is uncommon and should be always commended.
Despite Jevon’s admirable wingspan and very good leaping ability, his standing reach of 7 feet 11 inches is one of the lowest in NBA record. Though his prowess and grit will take him far in NBA, the possibility that other taller NBA players will be able to shoot over him is a stark reality. However, Jevon Carter does not let this slow him down or affect his game. He continues to play with the same ferocity that he has become known for.
3. Jevon Carter’s Body Stats
The rising basketballer has a muscular build. He also has a recorded height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and a commensurate body weight of 89 kg (196 lb). As previously mentioned, he has a good wingspan of 6′ 4.25”. Jevon has a standing reach of 7 feet 11 inches, 4.15% body fat and a hand length of 9.25 inches.
4. Brand Ambassador
In 2016, Jevon Carter signed on to become a brand ambassador with And1. The announcement was made on Instagram on the 3rd of August 2016. It is not surprising the announcement was made on Instagram, the social media site has become the go-to location for most celebrities to share big news such as this with their fans.
5. Jevon Grew Up Watching Grizzlies Games
Even though he was born in Maywood, Illinois, the Grizzlies point guard is well acquainted with his new home in Memphis. As a growing child, he was always traveling to Memphis during the summer period and on some weekends. Also, his uncle – Jemal Thompson, would usually take him to watch Grizzlies games anytime he was in town.
6. His Mum Is Also A Grizzlies Fan
In an interview before the 2018 NBA draft, Jevon’s mother – Cynthia Johnson was asked to name the team she would like her son to go with, she said that she had just one team in mind and that was the Memphis Grizzlies.
According to Cynthia, she had always known that Jevon Carter would play in the NBA since he was five years old. She later said that the best part of the draft night was not that Jevon made it to the league but that he would be playing for her home team. She described the draft night as one of the greatest experiences of her life.