Hartsville's Jordan Lyles gets picked early in MLB Draft

Hartsville three sport star Jordan Lyles was the 38th overall pick in the MLB Amateur Draft, selected by the Houston Astros

Jordan Lyles could have picked from three sports to play in college. The WPDE Zoneman Finalist was a Shrine Bowl wide receiver and the area's leading receiver. The All-Hoop Zone forward left the Hartsville basketball team early in the 2007/08 season to concentrate on baseball. It's on the diamond where Lyles is considered the strongest in his three sports. The Houston Astros agree - they selected Lyles in the compensation round of the MLB Amateur Draft, #38 overall. Lyles committed to play college baseball for Ray Tanner and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Jordan will now decide between beginning his professional career immediately and accepting a large signing bonus, or heading to Columbia and play for the USC.