How every Phoenix Suns player played in the NCAA tournament

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Jevon Carter, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Jevon Carter

2015: (5) WVU lost to (1) Kentucky in Sweet 16
2016: (3) WVU lost to (14) Stephen F. Austin in First Round
2017: (4) WVU lost to (1) Gonzaga in Sweet 16
2018: (5) WVU lost to (1) Villanova in Sweet 16

Jevon Carter was one of those college players who you felt was on the team for 12 years.

Every year, it feels like West Virginia is always a 4 or 5 seed and the 1 seed in their bracket is annoyed they get matched up with what is always called a “dangerous” West Virginia team.

Kentucky was one of those 1 seeds in 2015, but they actually doubled WVU up in the Sweet 16, winning 78-39. Carter played 23 minutes in that game as a freshman and had six points, two assists, and zero steals.

The next year, in Carter’s first full season as a starter, his Mountaineers were upset in the first round by Stephen F. Austin. It as another weak tourney game for the Bulldog. He had just four points and two assists.

His third year, WVU returned to the Sweet 16, only to run into Final Four-bound Gonzaga. The Zags barely squeaked by that dangerous WVU team, where Carter nearly willed his team to victory, scoring a team-high 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

Another bad draw came in 2018 when Carter’s WVU squad had to face Mikal Bridges and eventual champion, Villanova. Carter had 12 points, eight assists, and an impressive four steals during this contest, but it wasn’t enough.

There is no doubt this Press Virginia style of play has stayed with him and he continues to play aggressively as a member of the Phoenix Suns. It’s the only way he knows how.