2006's Carter Headed To Big 12

After putting up a big number in a holiday tournament against Monta Ellis, Top 50 junior Demond Carter ended his recruitment. Scout.com's No. 47 prospect is headed to the Big 12.

Since his arrival in Waco, Scott Drew has reshaped the face of Baylor basketball. The Bears had early recruiting momentum with the Class of 2005 and now it's carried over into the current junior class.

On Saturday night, the Bears received a piece of significant news when 5-foot-10 point guard Demond Carter of Reserve (La.) Reserve Christian, picked Baylor.

"Some people tell you what you want to hear but I know that Baylor really wants me," Carter said Saturday night after a 39-point performance against Monta Ellis. "You have to go somewhere that you think you'll have a good career."

The legend of Carter began when he was in the 8th grade and helped Reserve Christian capture a state championship as he earned state tournament MVP honors before his freshman season. He then tore it up at the Nike Hoop Jamboree and made it to the All-American Camp as a rising freshman.

Last season, Carter posted a 25-point per game average. A standup citizen and excellent leader, Carter fell in love with the Baylor staff.

"[I liked] their Godly attitude," the guard said. "They work hard for what they want. Baylor just stood out in front of everybody else."

Carter is ranked the No. 47 prospect in the junior class by Scout.com.

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