WVU’s Carter Carving Out a Role With New NBA Team
After what many considered to be an underwhelming rookie season, former WVU standout Jevon Carter looks to have found his role in the NBA this season with the Phoenix Suns.
Carter was selected in the second round of the 2018 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies but saw limited action as a rookie. Carter spent much of the year in the G-League, appearing in 39 NBA games. In those games, Carter player 14.8 minutes per game and scored 4.4 points.
Carter was traded to the Suns this past offseason and looks to have carved out a role on the young team. He has appeared in all five of the Suns’ games to start the year, serving as the team’s secondary point guard behind veteran Ricky Rubio. So far Carter is playing 22 minutes per game and averaging eight points.
Last Saturday, Carter filled in for Rubio in the starting line-up against the Los Angeles Clippers. The former two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year played 33 minutes, scored eight points, dished out six assists and grabbed three steals. He also made a contested lay-up that was named the play of the game.
Jevon was on a mission!@ConnsHomePlus #MakeItHappen
Play of the Game! pic.twitter.com/Ny4qz6ZVaj
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 27, 2019
Cater followed that performance by coming off the bench to fill up the stat sheet against the Utah Jazz in the Suns’ next game.
LIT up the court tonight. @nextlevel_03 is tonight’s @CarlsJr ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/GLWgVP4yMm
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 29, 2019
Carter was also featured on the most recent episode of The Outlet, the Suns’ team podcast, which you can listen to here.
Phoenix’s next game is on Nov. 2 against Carter’s old team, the Memphis Grizzlies.