Two future Gamecocks were honored by Collegiate Baseball this past week and named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger High School All-America team.
Right-handed pitcher Ethan Carter (Newport News, Va./Menchville High) and catcher Brison Celek (Charleston/Bishop England High) both earned accolades from thepublication for their production in their high school season. Both players also led their respective high schools to state championships.
Carter, who was rated the No. 1 high school player in the state of Virginia by PG Crosschecker, helped lead Menchville to a 3A state championship in Virginia and an overall No. 1 ranking in the nation by both Collegiate Baseball and the USA Today. He pitched the state title game and earned a win in the 7-1 victory over Hanover High. Last summer, Carter was one of 38 players in the nation to attend and play in the 2008 AFLAC All-American HS Classic.
Celek is a three-time S.C. 2A All-State selection (2007-08-09) and most recently was named the MVP of the 2009 S.C.-N.C. Select All-Star game played last weekend in Myrtle Beach. Celek has been part of several top teams as he led Bishop England High to 2A state championships this year and in 2007. He was also a member of the 2008 17-U Diamond Devils summer team that won the 17-U World Wood Bat Association National Championship and the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 18-U Wood Bat World Series.