Mizzou's Carter Arey Invited to USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Tryouts

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 01 2013 May 1, 2013 Wednesday, May 01, 2013 2:47:00 PM CDT May 01, 2013 in Tiger Talk
By: Ashley Colley

COLUMBIA -- The USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball team has selected 28 athletes to compete for a spot in the pool of 18 for the 2013 men's team. Columbia native Carter Arey was on the list that was released on Wednesday.

"The support has been tremendous," said Arey. "Being from Columbia and playing for the hometown team you get a lot more support through that. It's been overwhelming. You feel a lot of love on these type of deals."

Arey just completed his third year as a member of the Missouri wheelchair basketball team that plays at the Mizzou Rec Center. The team is part of the Central Intercollegiate Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The USA team is currently coached by Mizzou wheelchair basketball coach Ron Lykins.

"The first day I picked up wheelchair basketball was because of Coach Lykins. I've never had a different coach for wheelchair basketball and that's helped me develop quicker and learn the right things. It's cool to go through the complete process with the same mentor looking on. I know a lot of people had a say in the selection process but I know he was happy to see my name come on the list that was recommended for selection," Ayer said. "We had a cool moment when I went into his office and gave him a handshake and he told me congratulations and I've heard it. I thanked him for what he's done and the opportunities in the past he's given me. We're looking forward to the future. We met in the middle and said it's time to go to work and that the real work starts here. This is what's it all about and this is the goal I set for myself three years ago."

Tryouts for the men's camp will be May 28 - June 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 18 athletes will be considered for one of 12 spots for the 2013 USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball World Qualifer Team.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - MU is holding students at a better rate than previous years, according to recently released data. According... More >>
1 hour ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:32:00 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
FULTON- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) says America needs to have a bigger debate on the country's current foreign policy. ... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:29:00 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A private Catholic school for girls in Kansas City says it has disciplined a group of... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:23:16 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Some mid-Missouri residents who know what it's like to live through a horrific natural disaster have some advice... More >>
3 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:37:00 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Missouri congressman has heightened security to his office after a shooting at a congressional baseball practice... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:01:00 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
MOBERLY- Moberly Fire Department firefighters dropped down 8 feet underground Thursday to rescue two mock victims. “It’s a little... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:45:00 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations following the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer (all times... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:49:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - President Trump publicized his support this week for the replacement of the Affordable Care Act with the Graham-Cassidy... More >>
7 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:54:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
PLATTE CITY (AP) — Jurors have convicted a Kansas City, Kansas, man of first-degree murder for being an accomplice in... More >>
7 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:45:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations after the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer (all times... More >>
7 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:24:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS — There have been more fatal police shootings in St. Louis in 2017 than for a decade —... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:35:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Home Instead Senior Care in Columbia is set to host a day of education: Alzheimer's Learning Day. ... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:53:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Veterans living in the Patriot Place apartments will now have room to take their four-legged friends and their... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:22:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man has been charged in the killing of an off-duty police officer at a restaurant... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:55:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri has received a grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:55:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end on Sept. 30. The program... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:33:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Hasbro and Missouri UnitedHealthcare developed a wristband that can help reduce child obesity while getting kids up... More >>
23 hours ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:32:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police could be wearing body cameras within 60 to 90 days. After a... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:02:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 89°
7pm 87°
8pm 84°
9pm 81°
10pm 80°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
6:30p
Wheel of Fortune
7:00p
American Ninja Warrior
6:00p
Family Guy
6:30p
Family Guy
7:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
American Ninja Warrior
9:00p
Chicago Fire
7:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
8:00p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld