WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg, visiting for the Greenbrier pro-am, projects Jevon Carter will last in the NBA “for a while because of his toughness.”
Carter recently made his summer league debut after being picked 32nd overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
“He’s going to be a second-unit guy, but you know who you’re getting. He knows exactly who he is and how he wins, so he’s not going to try to get outside of himself,” Greenberg told MetroNews “Talkline” on Tuesday.
While West Virginia’s career steals leader probably won’t ever command “$25 million a year,” Greenberg predicted Carter’s ball pressure will be disruptive to halfcourt offenses.
“Let’s face it, in the NBA the first six or seven guys get paid, and everyone else is on minimum contracts, and you need to fill out your roster. Why wouldn’t you fill it out with Jevon Carter?” he said.
In his fifth year broadcasting after 22 seasons as a head coach, Greenberg called “Press Virginia” the perfect style for WVU’s Bob Huggins.
“It fits the kids he’s going to recruit because he’s not going to compromise himself. Not everyone can play for him … but if you love him he’ll love you back.”