Northwestern State coach Mike McConathy loves to sign Louisiana kids, and the Demons stayed in state with the addition of Scotlandville point guard Carvell Teasett.
Teasett led the Baton Rouge high school to two Division I state championships in the past two seasons.
The all-state selection averaged 15 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals as a senior.
“This is a great day for the future of the NSU program with the addition of a player of Carvell’s caliber,” McConathy said. “Carvell is a winner, using unselfish leadership skills to guide his team to state championships while putting up great stats.
“He knows when to score and when to get the ball in his teammates hands. Carvell displays a calmness on the court and is a true competitor every day.”
With the 6-foot-1 guard running the show, Scotlandville compiled an 88-4 record in the past two seasons.
In this year’s title game, Teasett scored 20 points and made five 3-pointers as Scotlandville topped St. Augustine for the second year in a row in the Division I penultimate game.
Teasett shot 43 percent from long range this season, making 85 total for a Hornets’ team that was ranked No. 12 in the nation entering the state championship game.
“Carvell played for one the most successful high school programs in our state and has come to understand hard work and preparation playing for coach Carlos Sample,” McConathy said. “He is very talented in all areas of the game, but the most important thing is that he’s a winner.
“He takes advantage of what the defense gives him. He’s also a great on-the-ball defender.”
In Teasett’s junior season, the Hornets went 33-2 as Teasett averaged 19 points, five rebounds and three assists.
McConathy calls Teasett an “exact fit” for what NSU wants to add to its returning group, which could have as many as 14 of its 16 players that pushed the Demons to a fourth-place finish in the Southland Conference.
As a freshman, Teasett helped Southern Lab to the Class 1A state title game.
Teasett joins Captain Shreve post Kendal Coleman is NSU’s signing class.
“We look forward to the impact he’ll have in our program,” McConathy said. “He is a gym rat that truly loves to play the game.
“He has great family support at home, and he’s a very serious student that represents what student-athlete stands for.”
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