American adventure for another basketball student

Published
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Another Myerscough College basketball student is ready to make a name for himself in the States after signing a scholarship.

 

Kyle Carey

Myerscough’s Kyle Carey has committed to the University of Northern Colorado, becoming the second Myerscough athlete to earn a NCAA D1 scholarship this year.

Kyle was a bit part of Myerscough recording an undefeated regular season in the EABL and was also named West Conference Player of the Year in a season where he averaged 19.1 points, 9.5 rebounds per game whilst leading the country in efficiency.

He said: ‘’It feels great! I’m very excited about heading to Northern Colorado to start a new chapter in my basketball career.

“I’m looking forward to playing at a D1 school in the NCAA and plan to take my game to the next level and rise to the occasion.

“Myerscough College has helped me an enormous amount. I’ve been surrounded by good hearted people that work hard and want you to succeed, not only in basketball but in life and I’m forever grateful for that.”

After leading England U18’s at the European Championships with 14.4 points per game last summer, he burst onto the scene with the Lancashire Spinners in NBL D1, where he averaged 10 points per game along with 4 rebounds.

Kyle will now make the transition to the Big Sky Conference and will compete against fellow Myerscough graduates George Darling and Kiko Stavrev, who are both at Weber State.

Myerscough Head Coach Neal Hopkins said: “We are remarkably proud of Kyle. He now gets the chance to live his dreams and I have no doubt he will be a huge success.

“Kyle has certainly got what it takes, he’s shown us time and time again that he is a winner, a true competitor – and he is going to get a huge chance to show that at Northern Colorado.”

‘’We would all like to wish Kyle the best of luck.’’

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by Dave Salmon

DSalmon@myerscough.ac.uk

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