Hartsville's Jordan Lyles gets picked early in MLB Draft
By Rich Chrampanis
Thu, 05 Jun 2008 22:42:45 GMT — 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.