Although he is only 5-foot-9, 160-pounds, 2006 point guard prospect Demond Carter has as big a heart as anyone on the court. Carter, the No. 19 ranked player in the class of 2006 out of Reserve Christian School in LaPlace, Louisiana, also has big time skills. Right now he is listing five schools as his favorites.
"My top five schools are Baylor, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Georgia Tech,” said Carter. “I don’t have a leader. It's to early for me, and I haven't given it much thought."
Although he has not put a lot of thought into the recruiting process, Carter does know that he want to be in a program where he can develop strong relationships.
"I want to go to a good program that has a good coach I can get along with,” he said. “I also want to have a good relationship with my teammates. Wherever God leads me to go, that’s where I’ll end up."
Carter, who averaged 25 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds per game this past season, is primarily a scoring point guard, but he can distribute the ball as well. He has a quick release from deep, and he has the quickness and strength to get in the lane and create shots for himself and his teammates.
"I’m working hard on my game,” he said. “I always want to get better. I need to be a better rebounder. I’m also working on my left hand and on my defense."
More than anything Carter, who was named MVP of the state tournament as an eighth grader, is a winner. He has that special ability to raise the level of play of himself and his teammates when the game is on the line.
"I think I’m a good team player. I try to get my teammates involved. I will take over when I think I need to. I try to keep my teammates focused no matter what the situation is. I love the game and try to play 100 percent at all times."
Carter will participate in the Nike Camp this July and will play in New Orleans Memorial Day weekend.