Grizzlies sign Carter to multi-year deal

Second-round draft pick Jevon Carter has signed his rookie deal with the Grizzlies.

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jevon Carter to a multi-year contract, the team announced in a press release Sunday.

Carter, whom the Grizzlies selected with the 32nd overall pick in the draft June 21 after a four-year career at West Virginia, is expected to compete with Kobi Simmons for time as Memphis’ backup point guard behind Mike Conley.

The 6-foot-2, 205 pound rookie has averaged 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Grizzlies in play athletic the Las Vegas Summer League.

At West Virginia last season, and averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 3.03 steals (second in the nation) in 35.5 minutes, while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from 3-point range and 85.8 percent from the free-throw line en route to being voted a consensus second-team All-American.

Carter left West Virginia as the program’s all-time steals leader (330) and set single-season school records last year for assists (246) and steals (112).