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PREP NOTES: Lexington’s Power commits to Clemson

Lexington's Brooke Power
Lexington's Brooke Power Special to The State

Lexington’s Brooke Power has made her college choice. Power, a rising junior, verbally committed to play soccer at Clemson this week.

Power was voted as the Class 4A Player of the Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association. She had 14 goals and 16 assists and helped the Wildcats win their first Class 4A title.

Brown, Gary on ESPN 25 List

A.C. Flora’s Christian Brown and Gray Collegiate’s Juwan Gary made ESPN’s top 25 list for the Class of 2019 high school basketball prospects.

Gary’s ranked No. 17 and Brown is 20th on the list. Montverde Academy’s R.J. Barrett is ranked No. 1.

Gary, 6-foot-5, averaged 15.9 points a game as a freshman last season.

The 6-6 Brown averaged 11 points a game in helping the Falcons to the Class 3A state championship. He has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest.

Gray hoops games moving

Gray Collegiate will play its boys and girls home basketball games at Adams Gymnasium on the campus of Allen University next season.

The move is to accommodate the anticipated bigger crowds, especially the boys with the addition of Jalek Felton, the state’s top prospect. GCA’s in the same region with Keenan and C.A. Johnson.

North Central’s Bowers earns MVP

North Central’s Tyler Bowers was named MVP for the North Class 2A/3A team at last week’s South Carolina All-Star Baseball games in Myrtle Beach.

Bowers went 2-for-5 with three RBIs in helping his team to a 2-0 record. He was an all-Midlands selection and signed to play at Florence-Darlington Tech.

More All-Star games

The SC-NC Select Baseball game, North-South Soccer and softball games will be held this week.

The SC-NC Baseball games will be on Wednesday and Thursday at USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C. A.C. Flora’s Josh Hernandez, Dutch Fork’s T.J. Shook and Newberry’s Ryne Huggins will play in the game.

The softball games will be on Wednesday and Thursday at USC Aiken, and eight Midlands players will take part in the games.

The North-South Soccer Classic games will be held, beginning at noon, at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium. Twenty players from the Midlands will play.

SC Director’s Cup standings

Seven Midlands schools finished in the top 10 of the South Carolina Athletic Administrator Association Director’s Cup standings.

In Class 4A, Lexington was third, Dutch Fork fourth and Spring Valley 10th. In Class 3A, A.C. Flora was No. 2, Chapin No. 5 and Dreher No. 9. Mid-Carolina was No. 8 in Class 2A.