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Carter Picks Up Two Defensive Awards
April 01, 2018

Jevon Carter (West Virginia) added to his trophy collection with two national Defensive Player of the Year honors as he was awarded the NABC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and also won the inaugural Naismith  Defensive Player of the Year award presented by Bona.

The senior guard helped lead the Mountaineers to 105 wins during his career and four NCAA Tournaments, including three NCAA Sweet 16s. He holds the school record for season steals (112), career steals (330) and season assists (246). Carter also won Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, becoming the fourth Big 12 player (first guard) to win Defensive Player of the Year honors twice.

The Maywood, Illinois native became the first major college player and just the fifth Division I player all-time to have more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in a career.

This season, Carter was the only player in the country to average 17 points, six assists and three steals per game. He was the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for men’s basketball and earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors three years.


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