Jevon Carter made his NBA debut this evening when his Memphis Grizzlies squared off with Trae Young’s Atlanta Hawks in the Utah Jazz Summer League, and it went exactly how we’ve come to expect a Jevon/Trae matchup to go.
After being fouled by Young within the first five seconds of the game, Carter knocked down his first free throw for his first points as a pro. A couple possessions later, Carter had this beautiful no look pass to fellow rookie Jaren Jackson Jr for a wide open three.
Jaren Jackson Jr débute la partie par 2 pick-and-pop à 3-points. Ici en combinaison avec l'autre rookie Jevon Carter. pic.twitter.com/c77jqwYd3J— Grizzlies France (@GrizzliesFR) July 3, 2018
Carter continued his assault of Young throughout the first half, holding him 0-of-9 from the field. Jevon finished the first half with 5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 14 minutes of action.
The second half was more of the same, and it wasn’t until Memphis switched up their defense and took Jevon off of Young that Trae scored his first field goal of the game.
Carter finished the night with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists and a steal. Young finished with 16 points on an incredible 20% (4-of-20) from the field.
Former West Virginia cornerback and SuperBowl LII champion Rasul Douglas weighed in on Carter’s performance on Twitter.
Jevon Carter been locking him down since college I dont know why people expect different ♂️ https://t.co/JmBJgQyUFf— rasul (@rd32_era) July 3, 2018
Memphis rolled over the Hawks, 103-88. Carter and the Grizzlies will play the Jazz tomorrow night at 9:00PM Eastern.
Jevon Carter dedicated to this fullcourt press all of his life?— Jrue-Tang Forever (@SteadyLosing) July 3, 2018
Yes. Yes he is.