April 19, 2006
Lipscomb University men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson has signed forward Michael Teller from Lafayette, Ind., to play for the Bisons.
"Michael is a very, very good shooter,:" said Sanderson. "He is an Indiana kid and he understands how the game is played with or without the basketball."
Teller was a standout basketball player for McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Ind. The Lafayette Journal and Courier named him the "Big School Player of the Year". Teller received six-out-of-eight first place votes according to an article by Brendan Murphy in the Journal and Courier.
Teller, 6-foot-6, 195 pounds, was the leading scorer and rebounder for McCutcheon this season with 18.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. McCutcheon won the Lafayette Sectional this season.
McCutcheon won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference in 2005.
Teller scored 1,053 points in three seasons, fifth all-time in school history. He lettered three years in basketball and two years in baseball.
He was the team MVP in 2004, 2005 and 2006, serving as team captain in 2005 and 2006. He was an All-District selection in 2005 and 2006 and an All-Conference pick in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2005 he was a Junior All-Star and a Underclass All-State selection.
Other awards include 2005 All-Area First Team, 2006 Hoosier Basketball Magazine All -State Second Team 2005 Journal and Courier Classic MVP, a 2005 Top 100 selection and a 2006 Top 40 pick.
Teller also excels in the classroom. He was a First Team All-Academic All-State selection and a four-year member on the school's Academic Wall of Fame. He was a four-year member of the choir. He participated in the Rotary Speaks program and was member of the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Athletic Leadership Council.
He is the son of Linda and Bill Teller. His plans are to attend pharmacy school.