CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three local products were picked in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday night.
The Anaheim Angels picked former Kings Mountain and NC State shortstop Will Wilson 15th overall. Later on the Oakland Athletics took former Providence High School and Clemson shortstop Logan Davidson at No. 29.
Pitcher Brennan Malone was picked 33rd overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the compensatory round.
Wilson was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Yer and All-ACC first team this season. At the plate he hit .356 with 19 doubles, 16 home runs and 56 RBI.
Davidson, who’s father Mark won a World Series with the Twins in 1987, was second-team All-ACC behind Wilson. In 187 career games at Clemson he hit .290 with 42 home runs and 142 RBI.
Malone began his high school career at Porter Ridge High School, but ultimately graduated from IMG Academy in Florida.