MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s initial basketball commitment for the 2014 class is a three-star point guard from one of the powerhouse programs in Illinois.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Jevon Carter helped lead Proviso East High to the Class 4A state final in 2012 and a fourth-place finish last spring. During both seasons, Carter’s team was eliminated by the Jabari Parker-led Simeon dynasty.
Carter’s commitment was first reported late Tuesday by Rivals writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com.
After averaging 18 points per game last season, Carter held offers from a number of mid-majors including LaSalle, Toledo, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Akron, Valparaiso, Indiana State, Mercer and Loyola Chicago.