HENDERSONVILLE - Pope John Paul II High School seniors Ben Brooks and Mason Hickman have been named to the Collegiate Baseball News Pre-Season All-American team.
Pitcher Hickman is a Vanderbilt signee while Brooks, who will play at Memphis University next fall, was named as a multi-position player -- catcher, pitcher and shortstop. Both were named to the second team.
In total, 131 high school players were named to the pre-season All-American team and Brooks and Hickman were two of just five players from the state of Tennessee. The other three are Weston Bizzle (Christian Brothers), Hayden Leatherwood (Christian Brothers) and Philip Clarke (CPA).