Baylor Men'sbasketball BIG 12 Championship, 03/14/2009
INTANGIBLES First-ever McDonald's All-American at Baylor Highest-scoring high school player in U.S. history -- 7,457 points (six varsity seasons) Owns national high school 3-point single-season mark -- 287 Given name Demond (DEE-mond), nicknamed "Tweety" because of crying sound as baby.
2009-10 [SENIOR] All-American, fourth team (Sporting News) NCAA All-Tournament Team, South Regional All-Big 12, second team (AP, Austin American-Statesman, Big 12 media, Columbia [Mo.] Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Sporting News, The Oklahoman, Waco Tribune-Herald, Yahoo! Sports) All-Big 12, third team (coaches) Big 12 All-Improved (Big 12 media) Enjoyed best college season as a senior Started 32 straight games after missing the first four games of the season (team rules violation) Averaged 15.0 points and Big 12-leading 5.9 assists per contest Became 24th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points Concludes career as Baylor's all-time leader in Big 12 wins (29), games played (131) and minutes played (3,973) Ranks second all-time in 3FG made (274), third in assists (474), third in steals (153), third in 3FG attempts (713), seventh in 3FG percentage (.384), eighth all-time in points (1,447), eight in FG attempts (1,158), ninth in assists per game (3.62) and 10th in games started (89) Tabbed fourth-team All-American by Sporting News, becoming first Baylor Sporting News All-American since Micheal Williams in 1988 Named third-team All-Big 12 by league's coaches and second-team All-Big 12 by several media outlets Scored 27 points in three consecutive wins - Xavier (Nov. 29), at Arizona State (Dec. 3) and vs. Jackson State (Dec. 15) Tallied career-first double-double with 12 points and 10 assists in Dec. 20 win over UT Arlington Added second-career double-double with 18 points and 10 assists in Big 12 rout of Oklahoma (Jan. 9) Strung together three straight 20-point games for a second time - 23 vs. UMass (Jan. 23), 23 vs. Kansas State (Jan. 26) and 27 at Texas (Jan. 30) Third double-double came Feb. 16 vs. Texas Tech (12 points, 11 assists) Scored 25 points in road loss at Oklahoma State (Feb. 20) Had 16 points and 10 assists in Senior Day win March 6 vs. Texas Followed with 20 points in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal win March 11 vs. Texas Scored 12 points and had eight assists in NCAA Tournament second-round win March 20 over Old Dominion Named to NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team after averaging 13.0 points and 3.5 assists in Houston Had 14 points and three assists in Sweet 16 win over Saint Mary's (March 26) and 12 points with four assists in Elite Eight loss to Duke (March 28).
2008-09 [JUNIOR] Started 36 games at guard after missing first three games of the season Averaged 10.6 points and 3.2 assists in 33.2 minutes per game Dished out six assists in upset win over Arizona State (Nov. 28) Scored 12 points in 35 minutes at Washington State (Dec. 6) Scored 17 points with five assists and four steals in win over Prairie View A&M Chipped in team-high 16 points at Texas A&M Played a season-high 38 minutes vs. UT Arlington (Dec. 20) and at Iowa State (Feb. 24) Recorded eight assists in 18-point win at Kansas State (Jan. 21) Scored season-high 30 points at Oklahoma State (Feb. 21), including a career-best-tying seven treys Scored 10 points along with career-high nine assists in NIT win vs. Georgetown (March 18) Added 12 points and six assists in NIT second round win at Virginia Tech (March 21) Scored 13 points with five assists in win at Auburn (March 24) Averaged 11.0 points, 5.0 assists and 33.6 minutes in five NIT games.
2007-08 [SOPHOMORE] Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2008) Played in all 32 games, starting final eight games at guard Averaged 9.6 points and 2.8 assists in 25.8 minutes per game In final eight games as a starter, averaged 12.4 points per game, while connecting on 19-of-41 3-point field goals (46.3 percent) Dished out 24 assists to only 13 turnovers over final eight games Finished 4th in Big 12 games with 2.00 assist-to-turnover ratio and 8th in 3-point field goals made with 1.88 per game Shot an impressive 40.4 percent from 3-point range - the fourth-best 3-point shooting percentage in school history Went 32-for-40 from the free throw line (80 percent) in Big 12 play Dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 3) Poured in 17 points vs. MVSU and followed with 15 in a win over Wayland Baptist (Dec. 15) Scored season-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor, including a season-best 5-of-8 from 3-point range in a win over Prairie View A&M (Dec. 31) Netted a career-high six free throws twice - first against Oklahoma State (Jan. 15) and then again vs. Missouri (March 1) Went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe at Nebraska (Jan. 19) Played a career-high 42 minutes in Baylor's epic 116-110 five-overtime victory at Texas A&M (Jan. 23) Pulled down a season-best six boards at Texas (Feb. 2) Posted four straight double-digit scoring contests, including 18 at Oklahoma State (Feb. 13), 11 vs. Texas (Feb. 16), 17 at Oklahoma (Feb. 19) and 12 vs. Kansas State (Feb. 23) Saw a career-high-tying 42 minutes again in Big 12 play vs. Colorado in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship Scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor Scored eight points on 3-of-12 shooting in 29 minutes vs. Purdue in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
2006-07 [TRUE FRESHMAN] Big 12 Rookie of Week (Dec. 18, 2006) Played in all 31 games during true freshman campaign in 2006-07, starting the final 13 games at point guard Averaged 8.7 points and 2.7 assists in 25.5 minutes per game Finished second among Big 12 freshmen with 57 3-pointers and third with 2.7 assists Led Baylor with 37 steals Had top assist-to-turnover ratio on team: 2.18 (83-38) Made 3-pointer in 27 of 31 games, hit two or more in 14 games 64 percent of total points came from 3-pointers (171/269) Scored seven points and had three assists in 19 minutes in collegiate debut, win over Angelo State (Nov. 11) Made season-high five steals in win over Texas Southern (Nov. 20) Had breakout game at Syracuse (Dec. 16), draining 7-of-12 3-pointers en route to 31 points in loss § Named Big 12 Rookie of Week based on performance vs. Syracuse Beginning with SU game, shot 48.8 percent (20-41) from 3-point range over six-game span in midseason Entered starting lineup Jan. 24, 2007 vs. Kansas, scored seven points in loss to Jayhawks in first-ever start Started season's final 13 games Totaled season-high five assists three times: vs. Grambling State (Nov. 29), vs. Delaware State (Dec. 30) and vs. Texas (March 9) Recorded 3.6-to-1 (18-5) assist-to-turnover ratio over season's final five games Selected No. 8 "Impact Newcomer" in Big 12 by Sporting News preseason publication.
HIGH SCHOOL Consensus high school All-American and top-scoring prep basketball player in U.S. history Six-year varsity letterwinner at Reserve [La.] Christian School Named McDonald's All-American, Parade All-American (third team), Jordan All-American, EA Sports All-American and MaxPreps All-American following senior season in 2006 Scored 7,457 career points in six seasons (most ever by American high schooler), technically ranks second in National Federation of State High School Association's all-time record book with 5,748 points scored in final four seasons (seventh and eighth grade varsity figures are not counted) National recruit rankings include: No. 35 HoopScoop.com, No. 37 Bob Gibbons All-Star Report, No. 47 Bill Hodges/CSTV, No. 63 Scout.com, No. 82 Hoopmasters.com and No. 91 Rivals.com Rated the 10th-best point guard by Hoopmasters.com and No. 11 point guard by PrepSpotlight.com Led Reserve Christian to cumulative 248-69 record and four state titles in six seasons Five-time Outstanding Player of the Year in Louisiana Five-time all-state selection Four-time state tournament MVP RCS retired his jersey while still in school Earned every top honor in state of Louisiana as senior: named 2006 "Mr. Basketball" by the LSWA, 2006 Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year and 2006 Class C Outstanding Player of the Year Led RCS to a 48-8 record and 2005-06 Class C state championship as senior Averaged 30.8 points, seven assists and five rebounds as senior Set national high school record for single-season 3-pointers with 287 Scored career-high 74 points in 114-71 win over East St. John's (Dec. 5, 2005), made 13 3-pointers Attended 2005 Nike Camp following junior season As junior in 2004-05 led Reserve Christian to Class B state championship and 37-13 record Averaged 31.1 points, eight assists and five rebounds and earned state MOP and tournament MVP honors as junior Named 2005 National Christian School Athletic Association Player of the Year Played at USA Basketball's 2004 Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs prior to junior season As sophomore in 2003-04 led Reserve Christian to 37-13 record, but team was ineligible for postseason tournament Averaged 23.6 points, six assists and four rebounds, named state's MOP as sophomore Played in Nike Hoop Jamboree and Nike All-American Camp prior to sophomore season § Led RCS to 46-9 record and state Class B title and was named tournament MVP and state MOP as freshman in 2002-03 Averaged 24.7 points and five assists as frosh Scored 39 points to lead RCS to 72-67 OT win in state championship game Honored as 2003 national high school freshman of the year (for all sports and men's basketball) by SuperPrep.com Invited to 2002 Nike All-America Camp in Indianapolis following eighth grade, one of first two middle-schoolers to attend As eighth grader in 2001-02 led RCS varsity squad to 43-10 record and first-ever state championship Averaged 23 points and five assists and named state MOP and tournament MVP Became starter on varsity squad as seventh grader in 2000-01, helped team to 35-17 record and state quarterfinals Averaged 15.7 points on varsity squad as seventh grader.
PERSONAL Full name is Demond Carvez Carter (first name pronounced DEE-mond) Goes by nickname of Tweety (given by grandmother due to sound of his crying as a baby) Born Oct. 25, 1986, in New Orleans Son of Herbert Carter Sr. and Gladys Lumar Father of Kiylah Amari Carter Father Herbert played professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization Major is general studies in health human performance and recreation.