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Proviso East (Ill.) point guard Jevon Carter signed with West Virginia on Wednesday for the class of 2014.

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia basketball announced the signings of two three-star guards Thursday, the second day of the early signing period for the 2014 class.

Jevon Carter from Maywood, Ill., and Daxter Miles, of Baltimore, Md., signed national letters of intent.

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Former Dunbar High standout Daxter Miles is spending this season at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass.

The 6-foot-2 Carter is a senior at Proviso East High School, where his team was the Class 4A state runner-up in 2012 and finished fourth last season. WVU coach Bob Huggins compared him to former Mountaineers standout Truck Bryant.

“Our staff saw Jevon in July and all four of us fell in love with him,” Huggins said. “He has the ability to score as well as run your team. Jevon definitely has a great knack of getting his hands in the passing lanes and deflecting balls.”

Carter averaged a team-high 18 points per game at Proviso East last season and then played AAU basketball with Next Level Performance, where he averaged around 19 points and seven assists this summer.

At 6-foot-3, Miles committed to WVU as a senior at Dunbar High in Baltimore last season but projected to need a year of prep school and subsequently enrolled at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass.

At Dunbar he averaged 15 points, six rebounds and 3.4 assists in leading his team to a 26-2 record and the Class 1A state championship. (Miles recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Poets’ 54-52 win over No. 9 New Town in the state title game.)

“Daxter will significantly upgrade our team’s athleticism,” Huggins said. “He has very good speed with the ball and a great knack for finishing at the rim. Dax will be able to play multiple positions for us. He has outstanding athleticism that should be make him a very good on-ball defender.”

Miles played his AAU basketball with Nike Baltimore Elite.

West Virginia currently has juniors Juwan Staten and Gary Browne at the point, with sophomores Eron Harris and Terry Henderson at shooting guards.

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Comments

  • don

    Another truck bryant? Give me a break. He couldn't hit the side of a barn with a bucketful of rocks. Comparing a new recruit to him does not conjur up visions of championships. We will never be competitive in any conference if we can't shoot foul shots. For some reason huggs has never had good shooters

  • GoEers

    25 years and counting since your beloved Herd played in an NCAA tourney...if you want to know what that's like then give Bob Huggins a call...he's coached in 5 of the last 6

    lol at you big larry you no good marshall troll!!!!

  • JimJim

    Can they start tomorrow???

  • GoEers

    Always good to see the Marshall trolls commenting about WVU's basketball program and Bob Huggins.

    Marshall fans are very knowledgeable about baskietball as their beloved Herd hasn't been to an NCAA tourney in 25 YEARS!

    LOL at you Marshall fans!

    Go Herd...We Play for the Front Because No One Knows the Names on the Back!

  • William

    When can we get a 3-star coach
    WE now have a 1/2 star
    Fire Bob "Sweatsuit" Huggins

  • LH

    I really think our needs were at center and power forward, especially if the two players signed but not eligible cannot play next year.

  • Shawn

    Guys you're not going to get 5 star b-ball players in Morgantown. Its time to get past all that and realize that we will pluck a few 4 stars at times but its gonna be a lot of 3 stars. You just have to develop the ones you have. Butler was a 4 star by Scout and Huggs turned him into a player. (yes I know coach b recruited him)

  • MoMoney

    Three stars? Ok, check. How many arrests do they have and what do their rap sheets say about them??
    Thuggins mostly only recruits criminals, thugs, and poor students.
    What will be these two guys kryponite? Probably a text book.

    • J the C

      jerk

    • wvtd

      I wonder if they will ever be eligible to play? maybe junior college first then lets see.

      give huggin's a few more years, 6 or 7 at the very least to fix this and then watch out n.i.t. here we come.

  • mike

    We landed a couple "threes". That's news?
    I guess we need something to talk about. I am sorry, but the negative waves don't seem to quit coming out of Morgantown and I am trying to be positive.
    And then like you guys wonder at the comparison to "I can't shoot" Bryant. Love the kid but he was not a good shooting guard.

    It will be news when we one day get a "5" or start winning some games. How long does WVU have to be building a team.
    Lets Go Mountaineers, lets get with it!

  • The Big One

    More like Suck Bryant

  • Ed

    Comparing one to Truck Bryant?

    Oh brother.

    • Shawn

      He's comparing his body type not his ability.

  • Bill

    Not another "Truck", I love the Mounties and agree that he scored 1500 pts but he missed that many shots and had way to many turnovers at crucial times during the game. I'm not impressed!!!!!!

  • blugldmn

    Hey William what were the stars on the recruits the last time we went to the final four?

    That's right zilch....

    Every time you open your mouth you provide evidence of what a dummy you are.

  • blugldmn

    Probably not a good comparison.....

    Give the kid a chance..

  • pghmountaineer

    Like I said, deep breaths and relax. The Huggster is fixin it. Good to see he fixed all of the problems from last year.
    In another 3 or 4 years he'll have us making a deep run in the Big 12 tourney.
    Look out Jayhawks, we're gunnin for you!