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Jevon Carter Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

The fastest hands in college basketball finishes as Big 12 DPOY

West Virginia v Gonzaga Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Jevon Carter’s record setting career at West Virginia just gained another notch in his belt when he was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Carter becomes only the third player from a major conference to be named to the All-Defensive team all four years of their career.

Carter finished the 2017-18 regular season with 17.0 points per game, 4.8 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. Carter’s 89 steals puts him within striking distance of the school-record. Damien Owens had 97 steals in 1998. A deep run in either the Big 12 tournament or NCAA tournament could give Carter enough games to break the record.

Carter becomes the second West Virginia player to be named to the All Big 12 First Team since Juwan Staten in 2014 and 2015.

Sagabe Konate also garnered All Big-12 honors. The master of the Block Party was named to the All Big-12 Third Team in just his second season with the Mountaineers. Konate made a name of himself mid-way through the Big 12 season when he highlighted a Big Monday matchup between the Mountaineers and the Kansas Jayhawks. Konate had six blocks in the first half, with each one drawing effusive praise from the ESPN commentators.