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.
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.