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Michael Carrera
Michael  Carrera


Anzoátegui, Venezuela

High School:
Montrose Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 214





Gamecocks Post 72-67 Victory Over No. 17/15 Kentucky

Williams leads Carolina with 24 points in win.


Men's Hoops Travels to Arkansas Wednesday

Tip time set for 9 p.m. ET on CSS.


Gamecocks Top Alabama, 67-66, In SEC Thriller

Thornwell leads Carolina with his fifth 20-plus point game in conference play.


Gamecocks Fend Off Vanderbilt, 65-59

Thornwell leads Carolina with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists


Gamecocks Suffer 79-74 Loss To Auburn

Williams leads Carolina with 29 points vs. the Tigers.


Georgia 74, South Carolina 72

Photos from Georgia @ South Carolina on March 3, 2016.


South Carolina 84, Tennessee 58

Photos from Tennessee @ South Carolina on February 24, 2016.


South Carolina 73, Florida 69 (OT)

Photos from Florida @ South Carolina on February 20, 2016.


South Carolina 94, LSU 83

South Carolina 94, LSU 83 February 10, 2016


No. 25 South Carolina vs. No. 8 Texas A&M

Feb. 6, 2016

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video | Photo Gallery


Carrera returns to form in leading USC over Alabama

By Willie T. Smith (Greenville News)

2014-15 (JUNIOR)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in 30 games with 21 starts on the year
Averaged 7.1 points, a team high 5.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.7 blocks in 21.2 minutes per game
In SEC games, averaged 7.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game
Missed three games early in the season due to a concussion
Posted eight double-figure scoring games, 18 games with at least six rebounds
Posted just one double-figure rebound game, but had eight games with at least nine rebounds
Led or shared the team lead in scoring three times, in rebounding a team high 13 times, in steals twice and in blocks eight times
Scored 10 points with six rebounds in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon game vs. Baylor (Nov. 18)
Tallied 11 points with two blocks in Charleston Classic matchup vs. Charlotte (Nov. 21)
Missed the UNC Asheville, Marshall and Oklahoma State contests due to a concussion
Returned vs. Clemson (Dec. 19) to score six points and pull down six rebounds in just 10 minutes
Scored 12 points with eight rebounds in home win vs. Alabama (Jan. 13)
Tallied nine points and pulled down season high 10 rebounds at LSU (Jan. 28)
Played his best basketball of the season down the stretch, averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game over the final eight games of the season
Scored 17 points with nine rebounds vs. Texas A&M (Feb. 21)
Recorded double-figures in four of the final five games of the season, including back-to-back games with 14 points, vs. Arkansas (March 5) and at Tennessee (March 7)
Also collected nine rebounds vs. the Razorbacks
Collected six rebounds to go along with 12 points in SEC Tournament win vs. Missouri (March 11)
Played 31 minutes vs. Ole Miss (March 12) in the SEC Tournament, posting 16 points, along with six rebounds and three steals
Pulled down eight rebounds in Tournament matchup vs. Georgia (March 13)

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
Saw action in 33 games with 20 starts on the year
Averaged 6.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals in 19.7 minutes per game In SEC games, averaged 5.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 0.9 steals in 21.9 minutes per contest
Posted six double-figure scoring games, 18 games with at least six rebounds and one double-double
Led or shared the team lead in rebounding 14 times, in blocks 11 times, in steals 10 times and posted nine games with at least two blocks
Scored 12 points to begin the season vs. Longwood (Nov. 9), adding nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals
Followed with an eight-point, seven-rebound effort at No. 23 Baylor (Nov. 12), hitting a lay-up in the final second of play, but after review, shot was after the buzzer
Scored 10 points in victory over Akron (Dec. 25) at Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, and followed with 13 points in the home win vs. the Zips (Dec. 28)
Scored a season high 16 points, adding 11 rebounds for his sixth-career double-double at Missouri (Jan. 25)
Pulled down 11 rebounds in contest at Ole Miss (Feb. 1)
Collected double-figure rebounds in consecutive games, vs. Georgia (12) and at Auburn (13) Scored 11 points in victory over No. 17 Kentucky (March 1)
Collected seven rebounds in SEC Tournament win over Arkansas (March 13) and eight in Tournament loss to Tennessee (March 14)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN)
SEC All-Freshman Team
Nov. 12 SEC Freshman of the Week
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in 27 games with 22 starts; Missed three games (Morgan State, Rider, Elon) early in the season due to a concussion, and two games just before SEC play due to a chronic left hip injury (Presbyterian, SC State)
Third on the team in scoring with 9.9 points per game, while adding a team best 7.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 21.2 minutes per game
In SEC play, led the team in scoring with 9.8 points and in rebounding with 7.3 per outing in 21.9 minutes per game
Finished the season ranked sixth in the SEC in rebounds per game (7.2 rpg) and sixth in offensive rebounds per game (3.0 rpg) Posted 12 double-figure scoring contests and six games with double-figure rebounds
Led or shared the team lead in scoring nine times, in rebounding 13 times and in blocks nine times
Tallied five double-doubles
Posted double-double in college debut, a 17-point, 15-rebound effort in overtime win vs. UW-Milwaukee (Nov. 11)
Returned from concussion vs. Missouri State (Nov. 24), scoring 18 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the contest to overtime, while also collecting five rebounds
Posted second double-double of the season with teams highs 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. St. John's (Nov. 29)
Near double-double with teams highs in both points (17) and rebounds (9) vs. Jacksonville (Dec. 7)
Returned from injury to play at Miss. State (Jan. 9), but was in early foul trouble and played just seven minutes, posting two points and three rebounds
Versus Auburn (Jan. 19), posted six points, seven rebounds and a season high five assists in 24 minutes vs. the Tigers
Season high 23 points in win at LSU (Jan. 16), scoring 21 of those points in the second half and overtime, while playing several minutes with four fouls
Scored eight points and pulled down nine rebounds in contest vs. Vandy (Jan. 19)
Led Gamecocks with near double-double at Florida (Jan. 30) with 13 points and nine rebounds, hitting 6-of-9 attempts from the floor
Played 34 minutes, posting teams highs with 16 points and seven rebounds, and setting a season high with three steals vs. Georgia (Feb. 2)
Led team in scoring for third-straight game with 18 points vs. Kentucky (Feb. 5), also six rebounds and one steal
Posted fourth double-double of the season with teams highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Tennessee (Feb. 10)
Collected fifth double-double of the season with team highs of 13 points and 13 rebounds in win vs. Ole Miss (Feb. 20); had 10 rebounds in opening half
Played 33 minutes, posting 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Gamecocks at Texas A&M (March 2)
Scored nine points and collected six rebounds in SEC Tournament game vs. Mississippi State (March 13)

Played for head coach Stu Vetter at Montrose Christian School
Averaged 13.2 points and 12.2 rebounds during senior season
Regarded as a high energy player with great work ethic and hustle

Originally from Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Son of Luis Carrera and Katherine Gamboa
Lists Brazil as the place he would most like to visit, while his favorite food is pasta and arepas and pasta with chicken
Favorite NBA team is the LA Lakers with Kobe Bryant listed as his favorite professional basketball player
Major is sociology


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