Michael Carrera garners opening week freshman honors from SEC


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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