Head coach Bob Huggins has announced that Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles have signed national letters of intent for the 2014-15 academic year. Those signings fill the two open slots that are currently available in the allotment of 13 scholarships. West Virginia has no seniors on this year's team.
Carter, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Maywood, Ill., currently attends Proviso East High, playing for coach Donnie Boyce. As a junior last season, Carter led his team in scoring with 18 points per game as the Panthers finished fourth in the state. A year earlier, Proviso East was the runner-up.
“Our staff saw Jevon in July and all four of us fell in love with him,” says Huggins. “He has the ability to score as well as run your team. Jevon definitely has a great knack of getting his hands in the passing lanes and deflecting balls He reminds us in some ways of former Mountaineer Truck Bryant.”
Carter is ranked as one of the top 75 guards in this year’s senior class by ESPN. He is ranked as a 3 star by Scout.com He played AAU basketball with Next Level Performance, where he averaged around 19 points and seven assists this past summer.
Miles, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard from Baltimore, Md., currently attends Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., playing for coach Ryan Hurd. Last year, he attended Dunbar High in Baltimore, playing for former Mountaineer guard Cyrus Jones.
Miles averaged 15 points, six rebounds and 3.4 assists as No. 1 Dunbar finished 26-2 and won the Class 1A state championship. He hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat Edmondson in the Baltimore City Division I championship game. Miles recorded a double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds in the Poets’ 54-52 win over No. 9 New Town in the state title game. He was named to the Baltimore Sun 2012-13 All-Metro First Team for boys basketball.
“Daxter will significantly upgrade our team’s athleticism,” says Huggins. “He has very good speed with the ball and a great knack for finishing at the rim. Dax will be able to play multiple positions for us. He has outstanding athleticism that should be make him a very good on-ball defender.”
Miles is ranked as a 3 star by Scout.com. He played AAU basketball with Nike Baltimore Elite.
“Obviously, Jevon and Daxter will give us much-needed depth on the perimeter,” says Huggins. “They should enable us to extend our pressure and play faster offensively.”