Torell Carter, a freshman guard from Whitesburg, Kentucky, won the 2018 USA South Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.
Carter's first game as a Mountaineer saw him notch a triple-double of 16 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists against Spalding University. Carter finished the regular season leading all USA South rookies in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game, and assists with 109, good for an average of 4.5 assists per game. He ranked in the top-ten in the USA South in several different categories including minutes (815), field goals made (149), free throws made (89), defensive rebounds (130), total rebounds (178) and steals (43). Carter was named Player of the Week once and Rookie of the Week four times this season.