Former Wagner College star guard Michael Carey Jr., a member of The Bahamas’ national basketball team, has taken his talents to Mexico. Carey will be playing for Huracanes de Tampico.
Huracanes de Tampico plays in the top Mexican basketball league, Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). The team plays in Tampico, Tamaulipas in Mexico. The head coach is Spain’s Luis Pino. The city of Tampico has a population of over 300,000 people.
In 2017-2018, Carey played for Etoile de Charleville-Mezieres, a French basketball team. The team played in the France National League’s second division. The team failed the make the playoffs and ended with a win-loss record of 6-28.
He played alongside another Bahamian, Zane Knowles.
Carey played 34 games. He averaged 27 minutes per game (mpg), 9.2 points per game (ppg), 4.3 rebounds per game (rpg) and 1.5 assists per game (apg). He shot 80.3 percent from the free throw line, 22.1 percent from the three-point line and 44.5 percent inside the three-point line.
After finishing his senior season at Wagner College in 2017, Carey had a short stint in the Dominican Republic for Soles de Santo Domingo.
As a member of the Soles, Carey played in 11 games, averaging 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rbg, while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and close to 70.0 percent from the charity stripe.
This past summer, Carey was on the national team that capped off their Americas qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Carey played in all six games. He averaged 26.2 mpg, 11.5 ppg, 1.2 steals per game, 3.5 rpg and 2.5 apg. He scored 17 points in a loss to the Virgin Islands in June.
He shot 41 percent from the field and 40 percent from the free throw line.
Carey will be looking to put on a show as he looks to improve on his season in France.