Carter will not hire an agent, which will allow him to retain the option to return to WVU for his senior season. His announcement came right at the deadline for this year, which was April 23.
“Jevon will go through the process in a systematic and professional manner by exploring the situation and leaving open his option to come back for his senior season,” Coach Bob Huggins said.
Carter will have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft and retain college eligibility
A native of Maywood, Illinois, Carter led the Mountaineers in scoring at 13.5 points per game and in steals with 92 on the season. Carter was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team for the third year in a row.
West Virginia currently appears to be one scholarship over the allowable limit of 13 for the 2017-18 season. However, final qualifications and graduations from schools are still pending, which could change that situation.