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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | February 24, 2018

WVU's Carter becomes first player to reach milestone

  The senior entered Saturday needing just one assist against Iowa State to become the first major conference player in college basketball history to reach 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals.

West Virginia guard Jevon Carter is officially in a class of his own in terms of career statistics across a diverse skill set in college basketball. The senior entered Saturday needing just one assist against Iowa State to become the first major conference player in college basketball history to reach 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals. It took him just over four minutes to get the assist on a 3-pointer by teammate Esa Ahmad to reach the milestone.

Carter arrived in Morgantown, W.V., as an immediate impact player, averaging 8.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.9 steals in 23.8 minutes per game, and he's improved on an annual basis since then, becoming the Mountaineers' primary scoring option, nearly a 40-percent 3-point shooter and perhaps the best on-ball defender in college basketball.

Entering Saturday, Carter was tied with Washington's Matisse Thybulle for the most steals in the country this season (85) and he's averaging nearly twice as many assists this season (6.6 per game) compared to his junior campaign (3.7).

The Maywood, Ill., native recently hit the other three milestones for points, rebounds and steals. He reached 500 career rebounds and 300 career steals on Feb. 17 against Kansas. He climbed to the 1,500-point plateau on Feb. 3 against Kansas State. Now, Feb. 24 will be a historic day in the career of one of the best player's in West Virginia's history, as Jevon Carter reached new, unparalleled heights as a scorer, playmaker, rebounder and defender.

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Other college basketball players may have been better scorers or rebounders than Carter, but no one has compiled the career statistics across the board that he has while playing in a major conference. For comparison, here are a handful of players who hit some of the marks, but not all, required to reach the 1,500-point, 500-rebound, 500-assist, 300-steal milestone.

Player School Points Rebounds Assists Steals
Lionel Simmons La Salle 3,217 1,429 355 239
Alphonso Ford Mississippi Valley State 3,165 592 292 220
Keydren Clark St. Peter's 3,058 467 501 265
Hersey Hawkins Bradley 3,008 818 400 259
Danny Manning Kansas 2,951 1,187 342 250
Larry Bird Indiana State 2,850 1,247 435 240
Bo McCalebb New Orleans 2,679 601 378 250
Stephen Curry Davidson 2,635 473 388 221
Troy Bell Boston College 2,632 493 427 272

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