CBB Column: Top Prep Players in the State of Texas-Part III

Here is the 3rd part of a 5 part series of the small sampling of the best prep school players in the state of Texas. These prep players are in the middle of making a tough decision on where to play baseball for the next 3-4 seasons. The early signing period officially begins on November 11 and ends eight days later on November 19th.

# 29 Josh Ganze – 1B/RHP, 6-2/190, R/R, 2010, Angleton High School, Angleton, Texas, Member of the 2009 Columbia Angels Select Summer Team-Committed to Sam Houston State University

#30 Kris Gardner LHP 1B 6-5 180 L L Prestonwood Christian Coppell TX- Was named Defensive Player of the year for District TAAPS 1-5A, Named 1st Team District as a Pitcher for District TAAPS 1-5A, Had 53 strikouts in 49 innings of work as a Junior. Signs With Wichita State

#31 Mark Gillean OF 5-8 165 Denton High School, Denton, Texas- Honorable Mention District 5-4A, Named to the 1st Team Class 4-A Area All-District Baseball Team,

#32 Tyler Green Second baseman, Brazoswood, Jr. 6-1 175 2010 Brazoswood TX-The first-team all-district pick hit .388 with 10 homers and 38 RBIs and also pitched for the Buccaneers. 1st Team All-Houston as a Utility Player, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team. Committed to Texas Christian University

#33 Derrick Hadley – RHP, 6-0/175, 2010, Navasota (TX) HS- Selected to the 2nd team All-Brazos Valley Baseball Team(2009), Named Defensive MVP of the All District 24-3A, As a Sophomore was named 2nd Team All District, was named to the 2009 UNDER ARMOUR PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICA TOURNAMENT: TOP PROSPECTS. Committed to Texas A&M University

#34 Craig Hayes C 3B/1B 6-1 200 R R South Garland Sachse TX Batted .382 (26-68) with 9 doubles, 4 homeruns, 31 RBI and 15 runs in 22 games as a Junior.

#35 Shane Henderson RHP 1B/3B 6-7 230 R R Flower Mound Flower Mound TX-Memeber of the Dallas Tigers Select Summer Team, Invitee to the 2008 Team USA 16u National Team, was 4-2 in 25 innings of work as a Junior.

#36 Matt Hicks MIF RHP 5-8 160 R R Bridge City Bridge City TX- Member of the Golden Triangle Summer Select team, in 2009 Hit .379 in 86 ABs, was named Most Valuable Player on the 2009 All-Orange County Baseball Team.

#37 Tevin Hollins OF Gar. Lakeview Garland, Texas- 1st Team All-District 10-5A 2008-2009, Hit .347 in 96 ABs in 2009,

#38 Geoffrey Jackson OF 6-3 175 R R Elkins Sugar Land TX-Member of the SW Diamond Jax Summer Team,

#39 Tyrell Jenkins RHP 6-4 180 R R Henderson Henderson TX- Earned 3rd Team All State of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Assocation All-State Teams, earned Honorable Mention from Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Baseball Team, was voted Most Valuable Player on the District 14-4A baseball team, Member of the Columbia Angels Summer Select Team, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team.

#40 Dexter Kjerstad OF RHP 6-0 180 R R Randall Amarillo TX-1st Team All District 3-4A, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team, hitting .514 with 46 runs, 51 RBIs and just 10 strikeouts in 111 at-bats. He also belted eight home runs, five of which came in the playoffs, where he hit .640 and scored 13 runs. Committed to the University of Texas

# 41 Austin Kubitza RHP 6-5 185 R R Heritage Colleyville TX-Named 2nd Team All-District 5-5A, Member of the Arlington A’s Summer Select Team, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team. Committed to Rice University

#42 Jared Lakind 1B L /L 6-2 195 2010 Cypress Woods TX- Earned Honorable Mention All District 15-5A, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team, Member of the 2009 Aflac All American Team, Committed to the University of Arkansas.

If you miss day 1 here is the LINK

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    Mark Gillean # 31 is committed to Centenary College of Louisiana