Former St. John Parish basketball star Tweety Carter returns to Baylor

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2022

WACO, Texas — Demond “Tweety” Carter was known to the St. John the Baptist Parish community as an up-and-coming basketball star at Reserve Christian and, later, Baylor University.

This week, the New Orleans native announced he is rejoining the Bears as the new director of player development.

Carter, 35, accumulated an astonishing 7,457 points while playing varsity for the Eagles in Reserve, earning him the title of the highest scoring high school player in United States history. He led the Eagles to five state championships in the early 2000s and was named “Mr. Basketball” for the state of Louisiana during his senior season in 2006. Additional accolades included McDonald’s All-American, Jordan All-American, Parade All-American, Max-Preps All-American, and EA All-American honors.

Carter committed to Baylor as a junior in high school. From the time he was a freshman, he played in all 31 games of the season and started in the final 13. During his senior season with Baylor in 2010, Carter helped lead the Bears to the Elite Eight and was named fourth-team All-American.

In 2020, Carter was named to Baylor’s All-Decade team.

Carter has played for numerous basketball teams in the United States and overseas. From 2011 to 2021, he joined leagues in Latvia, Israel, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Greece, Portugal and Poland.

After being selected as Baylor’s director of player development, Carter shared the following in a Facebook post:

“Words cannot express how humbled I am by the outpour of support and well wishes from fans, teammates, coaches, teachers, family and friends when I announced my retirement from professional basketball. To know that, through the game I love, I had such an impact on so many people truly leaves me speechless. I love you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. With that being said, the dream continues! With all glory and praise be to God, I am extremely humbled to announce that I will be coming back to my home away from home, Baylor University, as the director of player development.  Since stepping foot on the BU campus in 2006, this has been a dream of mine. To even be considered for this position was UNIMAGINABLE. To be offered, surreal. I’m excited and can’t wait to get to work as a member of the Baylor MBB coaching staff!”

In other recent updates to Baylor’s men’s basketball staff, Jared Nuness has been named assistant coach. Both Alvin Brooks III and John Jakus have been elevated to associate head coach.