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Norville ‘Banana’ Carey heading to China!

- selected to join the prestigious Sports Reach USA trip to China from May 10 to May 25, 2015
Norville 'Banana' Carey has been selected to join the prestigious Sports Reach USA trip to China from May 10 to May 25, 2015. Photo: Melville Lettsome
Norville 'Banana' Carey addressing basketball fans at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in 2014. Photo: VINO/File
Norville 'Banana' Carey addressing basketball fans at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in 2014. Photo: VINO/File
Southern Miss forward Norville Carey drives to the basket against South Alabama’s Tafari Whittingham in college basketball action in November 2014 at Reed Green Coliseum. Photo: Eric J. Shelton/Hattiesburg American
Southern Miss forward Norville Carey drives to the basket against South Alabama’s Tafari Whittingham in college basketball action in November 2014 at Reed Green Coliseum. Photo: Eric J. Shelton/Hattiesburg American
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a successful season at Southern Mississippi University, Virgin Islander Norville “Banana” Carey has been selected to join the prestigious Sports Reach USA trip to China from May 10 to May 25, 2015.

Carey finished the season with the Golden Eagles with the highest field goal percentage of .546%. Along with Chip Armelin (15.8) and Matt Bingaya (13.8), Carey (10.8) combined to average 40.4 points per game for Southern Miss.

Overall the trio scored 65.0% of the teams 60.1 points per game, which topped of any trio in Conference USA.

It also tied the eighth largest percentage of any trio in the count.

“I'm a part of this programme called Sports Reach USA when it takes teams around the world reaching out to people, learning about themselves, while getting to play basketball... On May 10th I will be traveling to China for two weeks playing basketball against teams from China and Russia while learning about the different cultures and the people,” Carey told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive from the USA.

Sports Reach USA operates under two basic principles: One is that sports provide a platform or avenue to share the Gospel that might not exist otherwise. The second comes directly from Romans 12:6 –“We each have different gifts according to the grace given us… let him use them in proportion to his faith.”

According to Southern Mississippi coach, Thomas Schuberth, Carey has come on leaps and bounds as a player and person and deserves his chance to play with and against some top players.

Meanwhile, Robby Speer of Sports Reach USA said, “Sports are a major part of our world’s culture and touch a greater segment of the population each year. Sports Reach capitalises on this aspect of our society to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“In addition, this ministry attempts to identify those sports-minded individuals in the local church whose gifts and abilities are aimed in this same direction. We help the local church train those people to use their gifts to bring others to Christ. We attempt to help these individuals understand the talents God has given them and then show them how to use their gifts effectively through churches and ministries like Sports Reach.”

9 Responses to “Norville ‘Banana’ Carey heading to China!”

  • Fam (23/04/2015, 15:18) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Excellent news thanks vino for alwsys promoting our people
  • xxxxxxxx (23/04/2015, 16:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is great news !! go banana…the BVI is proud!!!
  • special thankx (23/04/2015, 16:54) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    A product of Juggy and the VIP.
    • TALK THAT (23/04/2015, 23:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      But 90 percent of who went away to play colkege ball it was because of the vip...ndp has done zero in sports beside fool virgin gorda ppl about a new gym
  • LOL (23/04/2015, 17:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope after all this he does not come home to be a PE teacher
  • daddy (23/04/2015, 21:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome Son! Keep up the good work. Hold your head up high . Stay focus in what ever you do. You made mommy and daddy proud. From you home circle in tola. daddy, sisters, and your twin sibling.
  • Truth (24/04/2015, 06:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Under the reigning government NDP all you will be is a PE teacher or nothing at all. Other positions are kept close off for them to play politics with. Thank God the BVILanders now seeing it. Vote them out!
  • unknown (25/04/2015, 09:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why BVI people always have to bring politics into everything?


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