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There have been few bright spots in South Carolina’s season. The Gamecocks are 13-14 overall and just 3-11 in SEC play.
However, true freshman Michael Carrera is someone who can help South Carolina coach Frank Martin lay the foundation as he builds up the program down in Columbia. Carrera plays hard and competes the way Martin expects all of his players to compete.
How else could you explain the level at which Carrera rebounds considering he stands just 6’5”? He is averaging 7.3 rebounds despite averaging just 21.2 minutes per game.
Offensively, Carrera has definitely had his moments, such as the 23-point performance at LSU and back-to-back 18-point games against Kentucky and Tennessee. For the year, he is averaging 10.2 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the floor.
In his four seasons at South Carolina, Carrera has been setting the tone game in and game out with his toughness and energy.