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Jevon Carter Commits to WVU Basketball for 2014


Jevon Carter has committed to the West Virginia University basketball team for the 2014 season.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard intended to make his commitment official about a week ago, but his family wanted to ensure that his choice for his college ball was the right one before signing off on the decision he planned to make.

"My dad and uncle, they weren't sure if I was making the right decision or not," Carter said Tuesday night. "Then [WVU head coach Bob] Huggins and [assistant coach Larry] Harrison talked to them about it and now we're all on the same page."

Carter made his decision internally shortly after he got off campus from his visit to Morgantown at the end of August. During his trip, he got a chance to step onto Mountaineer Field as the WVU football team opened its season with a game against William and Mary and the atmosphere he witnessed inside the stadium was a big part of his interest in securing a place on the basketball team after his prep career ends.

"First off, they have great fan support," said Carter, preparing for his senior season at Proviso East (Ill.). "I love the way the fans come out and support them. Then, they're big time. They're always playing against great competition, they're always playing on TV, so everybody will be able to watch me play. And I just feel like it's a good fit for me. The players, they fit my style."

The senior, rated a 3-star by most online scouting services, is listed as a point guard with the ability to play the two guard, as well.

He has learned about Coach Huggins both on the court as a basketball fan and off the court in his time visiting campus and he believes that he will mesh well with the man at the top of the program he is now committed to play for.

"I know that he's a winning coach," Carter said of Huggins. "He wants to win just like me. I have a desire to win. He plans on playing an up-tempo style and that's how I've been playing all of my life, so it'll be easy for me to adapt to the way that they play."

Helping to make the transition to the college game will be WVU's practice facility, which Carter had the opportunity to tour. Seeing the sheer size of the building and all of the amenities within its walls gave the future Mountaineer an idea of just how well he could hone his skills and develop his talents if he had the key to open its doors whenever he wanted.

"I think it'll help me a lot because they say it's 24-hour access, so any time I feel like I'm struggling, I get to go in there and work on whatever I feel like I need to work on," he said.

Carter says his focus now is on guiding his high school team back to the state championship game for the third consecutive year, this time with a different result than the previous two losses. After that, he can start to look ahead to what he will accomplish with his next team in Morgantown.

His focus is on just that, the team, as he shies away from self promotion when asked to describe the type of player he can be for the Mountaineers.

"I don't like to get into all of that," said Carter, "but I'll say just a guard who wants to win and is dedicated and puts in a lot of hard work to come out on top."

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