Head coach Scott Drew's Baylor Bears received some welcome news over the holiday weekend, landing a prolific backcourt scorer from the class of 2006. Rivals.com has the story.
5-foot-10 160 pound junior PG Demond Carter from Reserve Christian School in LaPlace, LA led his undefeated squad into the Rumble on the Ridge this holiday weekend, and though they emerged with their first two losses of the season, Carter still had cause to celebrate.
"It's true, I'm commited to Baylor," Carter told Rivals.com. "I prayed about where I wanted to go, and the coaching staff there worked really hard to get me. I was 110% sure that Baylor is the best place for me, and that's why I decided not to wait any longer. "
Carter is averaging over 30 points through Reserve Christian's first 15 games. They lost to Bolivar Central from Tennessee and Lanier HS from Jackson, MS at the Rumble on the Ridge, but Carter scored 30 and 38 points respectively in his matchups with Bolivar's Willie Kemp and Lanier's Monta Ellis.
"I've got to hand it to those guys. I don't really know them, but they were very talented, and they won the games. That's what counts."
Carter visited Baylor this past summer while travelling with his AAU team.
"The campus was great and the people there made me feel at home," he said. "The coaches are awesome, God-loving people. They work really hard for what they want and they pray about everything."
Carter chose Baylor over interest from Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia Tech, Kansas, and Kentucky. He is ranked #46 nationally in the Class of 2006 by Rivals.com.
He told us that he's doing well in school and is scheduled to take the SAT for the first time in December.
"My goal this year is to win the state championship again and compete at the national level," he said. "We just need to play as a team and keep our young players focused on our goals."