Class Of 2014 Stock Raiser: Jevon Carter

Class Of 2014 Stock Raiser: Jevon Carter

Everyone who follows basketball at Proviso East is aware of the school’s top two college prospects–6’5 2013 wing Sterling Brown and 5’11 2013 combo guard Paris Lee.  After all, both are D1 recruits, with Lee having committed to Illinois State University and Brown being strongly pursued by a number of high major programs.

However, a name that may not be as immediately recognizable is Jevon Carter, a 6’2 2014 wing.  And there is no question that Carter has earned recognition, as he has more than come into his own since the beginning of this past summer.  In doing so, Carter has proven to us that he just may be Proviso East’s unsung hero and that he undoubtedly has D1 ability.

Carter was impressive throughout the summer while playing for the talented Team NLP 16-Under traveling team squad.  He was also outstanding when we watched him in June at the DePaul Team Camp.  But Carter was even better when we recently took in his play during an open gym at Proviso East and at the Mac Irvin Back To School Jam this past weekend.  In both instances, we thought that Carter was Proviso East’s best player on the floor.

The greatest thing that Carter has going for him is is high motor and the fact that he plays extremely hard.  He does not take any plays off and has a warrior-like mentality that you always like to see amongst strongly built wings such as himself.  Carter attacks the basket with a vengeance and scores numerous points off of putbacks and hustle plays where he simply outworks his opponents.

In addition, Carter is also capable of scoring off the dribble, as he has a solid handle and outstanding speed.  Coming into the summer we thought that Carter fell on the “tweener” side but make no mistake about it–Carter can shoot the basketball.  He has range that extends beyond the 3-point arc and does not take bad shots.

Recruiting-wise it is still early in the game but Carter has shown that he is definitely a mid-major level D1 recruit.  He already holds scholarship offers from Kent State and Illinois State with Northern Illinois being another school that has shown heavy interest, including a stop at Proviso East a week ago to watch Carter in open gym.  With all of that having been said, we think that Jevon could sport even more up side than his cousin Keith, who is now at St. Louis.  He is a player that unquestionably bears close watching and figures to be on the radar of even more college programs in the near future.   

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