What to know about Milwaukee Bucks No. 5 guard Jevon Carter

By on April 15, 2022 0

Milwaukee Bucks guard Jevon Carter, a defensive back, also has the scoring ability. Get to know Carter here.

How long has Jevon Carter been with the Bucks?

This is his first season with the Bucks.

Has he played for other teams?

Yes. He played for Memphis (2018-’19), Phoenix (2019-’21) and Brooklyn (2021-’22). He was waived by the Nets on February 22 when they signed Goran Dragić. He signed with the Bucks on February 24.

Where is Jevon Carter from?

He’s from Oak Park, Illinois. He played college basketball in West Virginia.

What is Jevon Carter famous for?

Carter was a second-round pick of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018. He played in seven playoff games for the Suns in their run to the NBA Finals last year, but didn’t appear in any games against the Bucks. He converted to point guard as a rookie at West Virginia and became one of the best defensive players in the Big 12 Conference. Carter became a sophomore starter and averaged 9.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. During his junior season, he averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award, as well as the Lefty Driesell Award and NABC Defensive Player of the Year as the top defensive player in the nation. After his junior season, he declared himself for the 2017 NBA draft but did not hire an agent. He returned to West Virginia for his senior season. On November 30, 2017, Carter became WVU’s all-time leader in steals, surpassing Greg Jones’ mark of 252 in a victory over NJIT. On March 3, 2018, against Iowa State, he became the first major conference player to reach 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 steals in his career. He was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press. He was also named to the Sporting News second team. He was also the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year, Lefty Driesell Player of the Year, and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. He was the first player to win Lefty Driesell Player of the Year more than once and only the seventh player to win NABC Defensive Player of the Year more than once, the first since Hasheem Thabeet won the 2007-’08 season and the 2008-’09 season.

What is his size?

6 feet 1 inch, 200 lbs.

How old is Jevon Carter?

26 years

What is his nickname?

Bulldog

What were his stats in 2021-22?

4.2 points per game, 1.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists.

Who is his family?

He is the son of Leroy Carter and Cynthia Johnson.

Other facts?

He went to Proviso East High School and helped them finish second and fourth in the Illinois State Basketball Tournament during his prep career. He averaged 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals as a senior. He played AAU basketball with Next Level Performance, where he averaged around 19 points and seven assists. He majored in sports management in West Virginia and made the Big 12 commissioner’s honor roll.