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Carey retires after 17 seasons as TNT KaTropa

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HARDWORKING Harvey Carey finally called it a career after 17 years in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

TNT Tropang Giga governor and league chairman Ricky Vargas told BusinessMirror in a statement on Monday morning that the 6-foot-3 power forward and the seven-time PBA champion—all for the Tropang Giga—is retiring.

“I am personally grateful to Harvey for his loyalty, honesty and contributions to the team. He has been a quiet pillar of strength in building the TNT culture,” Vargas said.

Carey was drafted by TNT in 2003 as its fourth overall pick.

Since then, Carey, 41, played for TNT in his entire career, averaging 6.4 points (49.5 percent field goals), 6.1 rebound and 1.0 assists in 729 games.

In his rookie year, TNT won its first Philippine Cup title under the Manuel V. Pangilinan franchise together with fellow rookie Jimmy Alapag, who won the Rookie of the Year title.

“While the management regrets losing Harvey, who has been a great teammate, who leads with example and has been part of TNT Tropang GIGA since he started his career in the PBA and helped us win championships,” Vargas said.

Last year, Ranidel de Ocampo and Kelly Williams also retired leaving team captain Ryan Reyes and Jayson Castro as TNT’s veteran players.

Recently, NLEX veteran Cyrus Baguio, the 2008 Most Improved Player, also decided after 16 seasons.

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