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Michael Carrera garners opening week freshman honors from SEC

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It may have only been one game, but Michael Carrera made his presence felt for South Carolina. Carrera finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks in a 82-75 OT victory over UW Milwaukee. He also hit a pair of FT's in overtime that gave South Carolina the lead for good. After a season where they only had 10 victories, getting a player with Carrera's redounding and defensive ability could go a long way towards improvement.

Born in Venezuela, Carrera played for Montrose Christian last season, showing prominence as a rebounder. Despite being 6-5, he reportedly possesses a 7-2 wingspan which helps him compete at the PF spot. Surely a great piece for coach Frank Martin to have in his rotation during his first season as the coach of Gamecocks.

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