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Carey to continue collegiate career at TIU

Chiefs' Carey signs with NAIA power Trinity International

Carey to continue collegiate career at TIU

Carey to continue collegiate career at TIU

Waubonsee Community College Men’s Basketball player Tyrone Carey has signed on to continue his collegiate career at Trinity International University in north suburban Deerfield. The Chiefs’ leading scorer this past season will join a Trojans’ program that won 30 games this season, reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 NAIA Division II National Tournament and was ranked seventh nationally in the final NAIA Division II poll. Carey helped lead Waubonsee (26-10) to a share of the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) title, the Region IV Division II District 4B Championship and a berth in the 2017 NJCAA Division II National Tournament where the unranked Chiefs finished in the top-12.

An Aurora West High School graduate, Carey was selected to the All-ISCC First Team and the All-Region IV First Team this season. The 6’2” 200-pound sophomore averaged 19.3 points per game, netting a team-leading 693 total points. Carey also averaged 4.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds per contest, while shooting 49.3 percent from the field. The small forward was second on the team with 54 made three-pointers, connecting on 42.9 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, and led Waubonsee with 163 made free throws. Carey was named the Most Valuable Player of the Region IV Tournament, helping the Chiefs upset fourth-ranked Triton College in the title game by scoring 15 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and handing out five assists.

"Tyrone is a gifted playmaker on both ends of the floor, because he can guard multiple positions and score it from all three levels,” states Trinity head coach Boomer Roberts. “Tyrone is a very good shooter, and when you combine that with his strength, basketball IQ, and ability to get to the paint and the free-throw line, you have a guy who is a dynamic threat every time he steps on the court. More importantly, we feel like Tyrone, his wife Ashante', and their daughter Alani will flourish at Trinity. We are excited to have them in the TIU Basketball family." Carey echoed that excitement declaring "I chose Trinity for many reasons, but the main reason was the coaching staff. They are genuine guys who want nothing but the best for their players on and off the court."