MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia basketball signee Jevon Carter wasn’t overwhelmed with major-college offers, but a recruiting analyst who has watched him play for three seasons suggests the three-star guard could be a find for Bob Huggins.

Joe Henricksen, who covers college basketball recruiting for City/Suburban Hoops Recruiting Service, joined the “Statewide Sportsline” crew to discuss the 6-foot-1 Carter’s skills.

“He’s just a pure scorer,” Henricksen said. “He’s not a true point guard and he’s a little bit of an undersized 2 guard, but what he has is a knack for scoring the basketball in a variety of ways.”

As a product of the Proviso East High School, annually among the top programs in Illinois, Carter could be toughened up for a transition to the college game.

“He competes at a pretty high level,” said Henricksen, who wasn’t dissuaded about Carter’s ability even though his best competing offers came from the likes of La Salle, Akron, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Valporaiso.

“It’s about fit, it’s about style, and it’s about what he can bring to your program.”

Watch Henricksen’s complete “Sportsline” interview above.

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Comments

  • Phyllis Cooney

    Congratulations Jevon! You are and will continue to be an awesome role model. Showing young men that you can be at the top of your game on and off the court. Best wishes and continued blessings on your journey.

  • KeatonsCorner

    By the way everyone, I work 24/7 at putting a positive spin on Bob Huggins and I am well rewarded for it. I'll show up anywhere that Bob is dissed and I simply will not stop until you stop.

    Sometimes I am factual. Other times I just twist things and keep them coming at such a rate that I assume you will finally get tired of arguing with me.

  • tw eagle

    your article says he 'can shoot' . . . short, slow , not a ball handler , he better be able to hit 3's from everywhere at a 50% clip . . . not having any offers of any consequence , he definitely has a(some) limitations . . .academic, behavioral, or just not able to do anything with a basketball but throw it at the hoop ?

    my guess , he'll be another academic non-qualifier who gets signed with ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE of obtaining a waiver . . . when will Huggins 'baggage' be forgotten & allow him and his staff to recruit kids that aren't as damaged as his reputation ?

    • William101

      Where did that come from? Character assassination without evidence or cause? What did Carter do to you? I guess it would be too much to wish him well as a prospective student athlete at wvu.

    • KeatonsCorner

      He's a 3.75 GPA kid who had an offer from Dartmouth.......

      He's already taking college courses and he's been on the honor roll every semester of HS.

      He's known as a lock down defender, so your baseless claims of being slow are hilarious.

      Carter is regarded as the #2 guard prospect in the city of Chicago, you EPIC TOOLBAG

  • Mister Man

    Good luck, Mr. Carter.

  • daddyo

    with addition of dana holgerson, our football program is going to be very good for the next four yrs.

    • Yogi Wahoo

      Gomer o just go back to watching Springer

      • Aaron

        Watching? Wasn't the guest molded after he and his offspring?

  • KeatonsCorner

    Between Carter and Dax Miles, WVU's backcourt is going to be very good for the next 4 years.

  • WVcoal

    Mad hatter, aka nashville cat, aka daddyo -- please do us all a favor and leave this board. You are a disgrace to yourself and Marsha.

    • daddyo

      please wvcoal, aka aaron,keatonscorner,trollhunter and all, and leave this site as your inbred hillbilly humor is fading along with what brains you have left

      • Aaron

        I'm neither afraid of who I am nor to I hide behind a moniker. If I have something to say, I do it under this screen name only.

  • mad hatter

    let's hope fix it booby has really investigated the background of the guy and found no skeletons in his closet..
    I am really tired of non qualifiers of fix it booby.
    if this kid pans out , great, other wise , he's just another in the line of busts for fix it booby.

    • J the C

      hatter, you really are a stupid creep! Tell me who was a better coach at WVU...(crickets...)

    • Troll Hunter

      This is the same guy that trolled all the WVU articles on the Gazette and Daily Mail websites a few years back.

      They eventually wised up and went to Facebook comments, which turned out being troll kryptonite.

      • mad hatter

        this is the same troll from huntington , he goes by other names, but basically , he lives in huntington and wants to be apart of the wvu athletic program and fan but no one accepts him

    • WVcoal

      Yes, mad hatter troll, you are pathetic.

      • daddyo

        i think mad hatter described you as an inbreed,, i think he's being quite liberal with that view, somehow you don't seem to be that intelligent.

      • mad hatter

        and ur a one eyed mutant, inbred hillbilly from logan who drinks the kool aid

    • KeatonsCorner

      Another pathetic troll attempt.....

      Jevon Carter had an offer from Dartmouth......... an Ivy League school.

      Ivy League schools don't hand out athletic scholarships either, meaning that Jevon, being the GREAT student he is, earned an ACADEMIC scholarship to an Ivy League school....

      troll troll troll your boat back to Herdville, Hat

      • mad hatter

        do you ever get tired of being a huggie parrot

      • nashville cat

        i must abmit , i'm new here, but you seem to have some huge IQ problems and struggle with the truth.. i see mad hatter has called your hand on it,,, sad they let posters on here like you

      • mad hatter

        ur just another paid parrot to protect booby from the truth we all know.

        haven't we learned yet, that people aren't necessarily who they appear to be,,, ex.. holgerson,,LOL
        You're a pimp who drinks the kool aid and questions nothing the great huggie bear does or says,,, and just look at the fix we're in with the $10,000 a day man

        • KeatonsCorner

          and you're a person who can't formulate a clear thought.........

          here is the link that shows Carter's offer from Dartmouth.

          http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/183028/jevon-carter

          I win, troll boy.

          • daddyo

            u seems to be mentally challenged, hopefully you don't have any brothers or sisters to pass the gene along.. probably you should be castrated to prevent you genes from mutating into more inbred hillbillies

          • KeatonsCorner

            It feels much better than needing to troll online to feel like a man...

          • mad hatter

            and ur the everyday parrot for booby,,, how does it feel to be a total suck a-- all the time

      • KeatonsCorner

        He's Back.......

        • GoEers

          Yep Mad Hatter the biggest most jealous Marshall troll all of them all!!

          Now that WVU is doing way better than what Mad Hater predicted, he has to find something else to spew jealousy and hatred about.

  • RickeyT

    Welcome Jevon. Good luck as a future Mountaineer.

  • KeatonsCorner

    "Truck Bryant was also a prep "scoring machine". In college, not so much."

    lol, the idiocy of some fans..

    Truck averaged double digits every year of his WVU career and scored over 1,500 points...

    We'd be so lucky to have Carter be another Truck Bryant

    • KeatonsCorner

      I loved Truck Bryant so much....

      • daddyo

        do you have a sexual orientation problem/

      • mad hatter

        "I love truck byrant so much",, you're just weird.

  • Gobbly Gook

    Why can't Huggins recruit a big man for the center position?? He hasn't had a true center since he replaced John Beilein as coach. Just sayin.

    • KeatonsCorner

      Deniz Kilicli
      Dan Jennings
      Kevin Noreen
      Pat Forsythe
      Brandon Watkins
      Levi Cook

      now, tell me again how Bob hasn't recruited centers..... folks really should try to learn about basketball...

      • Aaron

        You left out David Nysurak

      • mad hatter

        for starters , watkins was recruited as a PF,,, please parrot , get your facts right before you expose how stupid your are.

        • KeatonsCorner

          Brandon Watkins' various recruiting profiles........ list him as a center.


          I win again

    • GoEers

      Denis Killicilz (spelling?) was a true center....not saying he was great, but he was a center

      • mad hatter

        he was a cancer to the team and he was a forward , at best, don't disgrace the name by calling him a center

  • Protechcpa

    Truck Bryant was also a prep "scoring machine". In college, not so much. Well, every other game, perhaps. Let's get him here and see what he can do in the big twelve. At this point, I am looking for another Juwan Staten. Will be difficult to fill his shoes.

    • Aaron

      That's because Truck played the 2 guard in high school but was moved to the point in college and essentially remained there. They are two vastly different positions and being successful at one does not guarantee success at the other.

      Saying that, Truck turned in a solid career in which he ended up in the top 10 all time list of scorers and assist and capped his career by being named an Academic All American.

      If this young man can have a similar collegiate experience, he will be successful.

      • squad

        I don't agree at all. he was the absolutely the worst person in the open court in transition that I have ever seen anywhere. he had more empty breakouts than any player to ever play the game. I think he tried...but I really really don't want another truck bryant

        • Aaron

          I guess you've never seen Žydrūnas Ilgauskas run the 3 on 2.

        • KeatonsCorner

          Truck Bryant's FG% was better than WVU Legend Hot Rod Hundley's


          If Truck was an awful player for WVU, so was Rod.

          • KeatonsCorner

            Truck Bryany career FG% = 36%

            Hot Rod Hundley career FG% = 35%

            Truck's attempts per game = 9.3

            Hot Rod's attempts/game = 25

          • KeatonsCorner

            lies huh?

            Truck - 36%

            http://wvustats.com/mbasketball/player/52556

            Hot Rod Hundley - 35%

            http://wvustats.com/mbasketball/player/153

            And again.... I win, troll.

          • mad hatter

            you continue to lie,,, but booby loves you, loves you alot from what i have heard.

        • mad hatter

          definitely have to agree with squad

        • mad hatter

          well said, he'd take 50 shots and make 5,, his shooting per centage was absolutely terrible,,, no one liked him , he was on some kind of an ego trip

        • KeatonsCorner

          Truck Bryant was one of the Greatest WVU players to ever don the WVU old gold & Blue.

        • squad

          this guy will be way better

  • William101

    Thanks for publishing this interview. With everyone returning next year, the two guards will be looked upon to provide depth. It sounds as if Carter is a jack of all trades; that he should be able to play some defense and also put the ball in the bucket. Carter isn't as highly ranked as Miles, but all four coaches saw Carter and wanted him, so I am betting they got a pretty good player like perhaps, a Harris or Truck.