FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University basketball players Anthony Banks and Hunter Miller, along with other collegiate players, have wrapped up their trip to China with Sports Reach. The players competed in five games against several college teams as well as a Pro B teams.
The FGCU duo had an impressive showing throughout the five game stint. Miller (Nashville, Tenn.) finished the campaign with 112 points (22.4 PPG), 12 rebounds (2.4 RPG), 35 assists (7.0 APG) and 12 steals (2.4 SPG), while shooting 48-for-91 (.527) from the field and 10-for-23 (.435) from behind the arc. Averaging nearly a double-double, Banks (Lantana, Fla.) netted 118 points (23.6 PPG), grabbed 48 boards (9.6 RPG), recorded 11 assists (2.2 APG), with 10 steals (2.0 SPG) and 7 blocked shots (1.4 BPG), while shooting 54-for-73 (.740 percent) from the field.
In addition to the five games, the Sports Reach team used the platform of sport to connect with the athletes and share their ministry. The cultural exchange trip was made up of eight current or former college players and was coached by former University of Kentucky star, Kyle Macy, who made his third trip with Reach USA. The squad consisted of Banks and Miller along with current college players Zach Newton (Tennessee Tech), Jordan Myers (So. Illinois) and Eric Davis (Mississippi College), and former college players Tyrell Ware (Virginia Intermont), Brandon Snowden (Berea) and Chris Early (Transylvania).
Sports Reach is a Christian Sports Ministry that was founded in 1986 by former Kentucky star Larry Pursiful and Robby Speer. This ministry uses sports to share Christ around the world. Sports Reach attempts to go where traditional evangelism has not been effective in reaching the unsaved. For more information on Sports Reach, visit www.sportsreach.org.