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Carter signs guaranteed NBA contract

By Staff | Jul 27, 2018

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Former WVU point guard Jevon Carter went early in the second round of the National Basketball Association draft. Second round selections are not automatically granted guaranteed contracts. Only those taken in the first-round get guaranteed contracts.

But after an early summer where he played in three games for the Memphis Grizzlies in the Utah Summer League, and then seven games in the Las Vegas League, Carter was awarded a two-year guaranteed contract worth a total of $2,255,000. The Grizzlies have a team option for a third year for Carter’s services.

Carter scored 24 points in his final summer game in the Las Vegas League.

For his 10 combined games in the two leagues, Carter averaged 11.4 points per game, had 4.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds. He was credited with 11 steals overall and received praise for his vocal leadership as a point guard for his young team.

Memphis, which made Carter the 32nd overall selection (second player taken in the second round) of the two-round NBA draft, had a combined record of 6-4 in its 10 games.

Carter completed his career at West Virginia University in March, and was known for his stamina, hustle and man-to-man defense for the Mountaineers, who fell to eventual national champion Villanova in the NCAA Tournament.

Carter was one of the two seniors on the 2017-18 roster, but the team had three other players transfer to other NCAA Division I schools after the season was completed.