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Report: Jevon Carter Declines Player Option to Test NBA Free Agency



Jevon Carter on Bucks
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Former Mountaineer Jevon Carter is betting on himself and becoming a free agent, according to a report from Michael Scotto of USA Today.

Carter decided to decline his player option with the Bucks and will now be free to test his true value around the NBA. He was set to make $2.239 million if he would have exercised the option to stay with Milwaukee for the upcoming 2023-24 season. This will mark the first time Carter will be a free agent in his professional career.

The WVU product, who has been with the Bucks for a season and a half after signing with Milwaukee in February 2022, averaged 7.6 points per game during his Bucks tenure, including 8 per game throughout this past season. While mostly coming off the bench, Carter did have some big performances in brief starting opportunities and even gained notoriety among his peers.

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Jevon Carter entered the NBA in 2018 as a second-round pick of the Memphis Grizzlies after becoming a college star with West Virginia. He even enjoyed an NBA Finals run as a member of the Phoenix Suns and also spent time with the Brooklyn Nets.

His career numbers as a Mountaineer rank among the best ever. His 1,758 career points are the eighth-most of any WVU player and his 330 steals are the most. Carter also recorded the second-most assists in West Virginia basketball history.

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