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Adam Hermann | NCAA.com | April 1, 2018

WVU's Carter named 2018 Defensive Player of the Year

West Virginia's Jevon Carter talks with Andy Katz

West Virginia’s Jevon Carter has been named the 2018 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year presented by Bona.

Carter is the first-ever men’s recipient of the award; Mississippi State’s Teaira McCowan was named the first-ever women’s recipient on Saturday.

Carter, a senior from Maywood, Ill., led the nation in steals this season with 111, forcing a steal on 4.7 percent of his possessions. 

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He also ranked Top 5 in defensive win shares with 2.7, leading West Virginia to a Top 50 defensive efficiency rating in the country according to KenPom.com.

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