Gamecocks add to 2012 class

New South Carolina head coach Frank Martin landed another recruit for his incoming class over the weekend. Forward Michael Carrera (Venezuela/Montrose Christian) committed to the Gamecocks while on his official visit Saturday.

"It's a great campus, great people, great coaches," Carrera told the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal. "My future teammates are great. I feel really comfortable; they are really good guys. I was looking for that place for a long, long time and I found it. It's going to be a great four years at South Carolina."

Carrera chose South Carolina over Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, George Mason, George Washington and Richmond. He averaged 13.0 points and 12.0 rebounds as a senior at national power Montrose Christian in Rockville, Md.

He is the sixth incoming recruit for Martin, joining center Laimonas Chatkevicius (Lithuania/South Kent School), center Tyrone Haughton (Miami/Dr. Krop), small forward Thaddeus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y./Thomas Jefferson), small forward Minda Kacinas (Wichita, Kan./Word of Life) and point guard Tarik Phillip (Brooklyn, N.Y./Queen City Prep).