Prepped at Anna-Jonesboro [Ill.] High School ... Pitched and played outfield for head coach Jake Alley ... Earned four letters ... Led Wildcats to regionals in each of final three seasons and a conference title as a senior ... Team was 26-4 in 2007 and 24-6 in 2008 ... 2008 Southern Illinois Player of the Year and first-team all-state ... Two-time all-region and three-time all-conference selection ... 2008 Under Armor and and Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America ... 2007 Chicago White Sox Area Code Games participant ... Hit .400 with 28 runs, 11 doubles, 20 walks and 38 stolen bases as a sophomore ... Hit .462 with 34 runs, 14 doubles, three home runs, 24 walks and 32 steals during junior campaign ... Hit .532 with six home runs, 33 RBI, 32 walks and 28 stolen bases as a senior ... Also earned four letters for Anna-Jonesboro football team ... Played wide receiver, defensive back, quarterback and punter ... Earned all-conference honors at each position during career ... Posted a 28-1 career record as starting quarterback ... Led team to two conference titles and state semifinals during junior season ... Two-time all-region selection ... 2007 all-state quarterback ... Selected in the 37th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves.
Full name is Lucas Ethan Hileman ... Born July 9, 1990, in Carbondale, Ill. ... Son of Doug and Beth Hileman ... Education major.