Thursday, May 23, 2013
Summerville High School junior Johnston McCurry will participate in the Under Armour/Baseball Factory Team One South Showcase this summer.
The Green Wave infielder has been invited to play shortstop during the showcase to be held in Peachtree, Ga. July 12 and 13. McCurry received the invitation after competing with thousands of players during Under Armour’s nationwide tryouts.
In July, McCurry will participate in pro style workouts and play two showcase games in front of a large contingent of scouting directors, national cross-checkers, college baseball representatives and other baseball decision-makers. The experience is designed to help players develop their skills and receive recognition from college baseball programs. Some participants will be interviewed by Team One staff for a possible selection to the Under Armour All America Baseball Game to be played on Wrigley Field and televised by ESPN Aug. 24.
“My primary intent for attending the Under Armour national tryout was to be evaluated and receive pre-season feedback from professionals who would tell me like it is and where I potentially stack up among other athletes who have similar aspirations, but most importantly to use the feedback to set goals for improvement to better myself as a baseball player for my high school team,” McCurry said. “Players performed in front of host evaluators with clip boards, stop watches, speed guns and cameras. To say the least, I was excited to be chosen to play shortstop for this once and a lifetime event.”
McCurry recently completed his second season as a starter for the Green Wave varsity baseball team and is a wide receiver for his school’s football team. He has also played extensively with the Diamond Devils travel organization and Summerville American Legion Baseball program.
He says he is excited about the showcase and thankful to the different people who helped him develop into a player that organizations such as the Baseball Factory would be interested in.
“I credit my high school coaches and people like Terry Jackman, Steven Jackson, Wade Hedges, Diamond Devil Baseball and Charleston Baseball Academy for working with me over the years,” McCurry said. “Not to forget my parents who somehow juggle me and my three brothers, who also play baseball and football. I am very proud to be a part of Baseball Factory and this opportunity. I will do my best to represent my family, my town, my state, and myself with the utmost humility and honor.”
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