WVU’s Carter declares for NBA draft

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Big 12 defensive player of the year Jevon Carter of West Virginia has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent.

West Virginia announced Carter’s intentions Monday. The guard has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and return to West Virginia for his senior season.

“Jevon will go through the process in a systematic and professional manner by exploring the situation and leaving open his option to come back for his senior season,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said.

A native of Maywood, Illinois, Carter led the Mountaineers in scoring at 13.5 points per game and in steals with 92 on the season.

Carter was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team for the third year in a row.

He helped West Virginia reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Gonzaga last month.

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