TNT to retire Harvey Carey's jersey

Harvey Carey's number 4 jersey will be immortalized next week. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—TNT is officially retiring Harvey Carey's jersey.

The team announced on Thursday that the number 4 jersey will be up in the rafters as it pays tribute to one of its loyal soldiers.

Carey never left nor even was traded away from the Tropang Giga after he was selected fourth overall in the 2003 PBA Draft.

While TNT's other first-round pick that year, Jimmy Alapag, ended up with a more stellar career, Carey was also instrumental in the team's first seven title runs with his hard-nosed defense and hustle.

Carey called it a career after the 2020 bubble season when the Tropang Giga made the finals but lost to Barangay Ginebra.

He finished with averages of 6.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.3 blocks a game in 728 appearances with the Blue and Gold.

Carey becomes the second TNT player to have his jersey retired after Alapag.

Carey's jersey will be formally retired on Wednesday night when TNT battles Meralco in a PBA on Tour game at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

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