March Madness is in full swing and as a result the promo videos are coming out. In my favorite one Jevon Carter reflects on his time at WVU.
“West Virginia was everything… I couldn’t have picked a more perfect school for me,” the Mountaineer legend said during the interview.
“West Virginia was everything… I couldn’t have picked a more perfect school for me.”
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 16, 2019
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Well, the feeling is certainly mutual, Jevon. Mountaineer fans were and still are very appreciative of the work he did while in Morgantown. What a great interview and it’s really cool how he never shies away from the opportunity to give West Virginia University a shoutout.
Remember when Mountaineer fans traveled to Cleveland to show love when the Grizzlies were in town? Carter did not even get into the game, but it didn’t matter. He had a whole section of Mountaineer fans waiting to meet with him when the game ended.
All there for Jevon Carter.. keep in mind this is a 2nd round draft pick who didn’t play a minute tonight that these fans made the trip for.. No other fan base is doing that.. No other fan base like the Mountaineer Faithful! #HailWV pic.twitter.com/18LM0ncOM0
— WVU (@StrictlyWVU) February 24, 2019
Of course JC didn’t let his fans down. He stuck around and signed autographs. A Grizzlies teammate was allegedly quoted as saying, “I went to the wrong school.”
Carter signed for at least 20 minutes, and #WVU fans at The Q filled nearly an entire section.
I overheard a teammate say to JC: “I went to the wrong school.” pic.twitter.com/5aQi4Iys4o
— Nick Farrell (@ByNickFarrell) February 24, 2019
Then there was the night he returned to Morgantown during the NBA All-Star break. He made an appearance to present a $27,000 check to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. The money was raised by the selling of his “Treadmill Mentality” t-shirts.
In his return to the WVU Coliseum Monday night, Jevon Carter (@nextlevel_03) didn't just watch his former team. He also made a major contribution to the Norma Mae Huggins Foundation.
— WV Illustrated (@wvillustrated) February 19, 2019
Carter delighted Mountaineer fans everywhere when he was able to get into the announcer booth and join Fran Fraschilla for some commentary during the game.
Fraschilla pointed out that Carter was getting work in at the Coliseum before the game and grabbed a photo with him to put on Twitter.
Got to see one of my all-time favorites in @Big12Conference today @WVUhoops practice, @memgrizz Jevon Carter. No surprise that he was working out during @nba All Star break. pic.twitter.com/E1SwBgdxCy
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) February 18, 2019
Carter was gracious enough to do an interview with Mountaineer Sports. It was great to get to catch up with the Mountaineer great and here his thoughts on a range of topics. You can check that out here.
It was obvious the Mountaineers missed their leader in a big way this season. If you follow him on Twitter you know how big of a supporter he still is of Bob Huggins and the team.
This is West Virginia basketball ????@WVUhoops
— Jevon Carter (@nextlevel_03) March 15, 2019
We are following Jevon Carter’s career closely as he splits time between the Memphis Grizzlies and their G League affiliate the Memphis Hustle. He is working hard and making us proud every step of the way. He sets an example for people on and off the basketball court. Work hard and never forget what got you here.