Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Wannah & Michael Head To Texas Tech

Rising Bahamian high school basketball stars and teammates Wannah Bail a 6’ 10” forward and Michael Carey a 6’ 5” guard (Houston/Lamar Consolidated) have committed to Texas Tech University.



Bail selected the Red Raiders over Houston, Oregon, Marquette and Florida State, while Carey picked Texas Tech over Oregon and Houston.

Bail and Carey, both natives of the Bahamas, will join 6-foot-3 shooting guard Dusty Hannahs (Little Rock, Ark./Pulaski Academy) and 6-0 junior college standout point guard Daylen Robinson (Kansas City, Mo./Moberly Area CC) to form the Red Raiders' 2012 class.

Both Bail and Carey are products of the Frank Rutherford Elite Development Program based in Houston, Texas. 

Bail was discovered at Galilee Academy and Carey at Prince William High in New Providence Bahamas by former Olympic bronze medalist Frank Rutherford, who has tried repeatedly to get assistance from The Bahamas Government to help the program and young Bahamians but to no avail.  Successive governments said he is running a profitable business and does not qualify for assistance.

Nevertheless, Rutherford continues to find Bahamian talent and put them in a position to excel in American high schools academically and athletically.

Bail and Carey will be joining a team at Texas tech that has struggled so far this year currently at 8-16 overall and 1-9 in the conference going into last nights game versus Texas A&M.  Texas Tech plays in the Big 12 conference with schools like Kansas, DePaul, Wake Forest, Oklahoma and Baylor among the others. 

Both players are looking forward to a successful college career that will land them in the NBA in the near future.

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