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Point guard commits to Mountaineers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins wrapped up his next recruiting class by landing a commitment from guard Jevon Carter late Tuesday night.

Carter is a three-star prospect, according to ESPN, from Proviso East High in Maywood, Ill. His AAU team, NLP, won the 17-and-under national title in Orlando, Fla.

"Jevon was on the AAU circuit and [WVU] saw him play in Florida," said Leroy Carter, Jevon's father. "They saw him on film and agreed they wanted him to go to West Virginia.

"They called me and offered a scholarship and set up a visit. Everything was wonderful."

After a visit to Morgantown, a decision was made.

"It's a big college, but it felt like a family environment," Leroy Carter said. "Jevon loved everything about it, the people, everything from A to Z."

"The visit just blew me away," Jevon Carter said.

According to the father, Carter averaged 18 points, four assists and four rebounds last season for Proviso. The guard's brother, Kalin Fisher, and cousin, Malik Carter, also play for the high school.

The father said Lehigh, Green Bay-Wisconsin, Loyola and LaSalle also offered and Tennessee, Wake Forest and Northwestern were showing interest.

"I think he's going to get better," Leroy Carter said. "He was a point guard last year, but had always been a two guard. His best asset is his shooting. With everything else, he's learning. After this year, everyone will see."

Carter and Baltimore Dunbar High guard Daxter Miles, who still needs to qualify, are expected to be WVU's only two signings this year.

"Jevon fell in love with [WVU]," said the father. "I don't see him changing his mind."

Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvingle@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.

 


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