MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multiyear deal.
Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed, but Carter himself confirmed the deal.
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It's official, I am a part of the Memphis Grizzlies. And "they" told me I'll never make it, do u know the percentage of making the NBA?, u might as well stop cause u don't have a chance, just pursue another career. Well not making it wasn't an option for me. I give this game everything I have and God has blessed me to live out my dream. Wow the man above is truly amazing I always dreamed of this moment. Like I say, Always #Believe
Carter has impressed at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and in Utah. His dogged, aggressive defense has slowed players — Trae Young had some of his worst games against Carter — and on offense his game has improved, including him dropping 26 points on the Jazz recently.
Carter was taken with the No. 32 pick after winning the Naismith defensive player of the year last season at West Virginia. The point guard was second in the nation with 3.03 steals per game and is the Mountaineers’ career leader in that category.