Can Langston Galloway make it in the NBA? This is the question that is on a lot of Saint Joseph’s fans minds now the Lang has been signed by the New York Knicks. This has been a great summer for the former St. Joe’s seniors. Halil Kanacevic signed a contract overseas with Olimpija in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ronald Roberts Jr. played extremely well with the Sixers to reportedly earn himself a contract. We talked about how Roberts is could living his dream here. All of the 3 starting seniors from last years Atlantic 10 championship team played in the NBA Summer League. We discussed it here. Now all the attention is put on Langston Galloway, whether or not he is ready to take the next step and turn himself into a potential NBA player.
After graduating in May, Langston Galloway ended his career at SJU at the top in three impressive statistical categories. Galloway ended his career with 1,991 points as the second all-time leading scorer, past Pat Carroll to lead 334 three point field goals, and also holds the school record for starting in 132 games. Langston didn’t have the best NBA Summer League showing, which is why to many his signing is shocking. Lang averaged 5.8 points a game and 1.3 assists over 13.8 minutes. Langston through his college career showed flashes of brilliance and potential that could be turned into a role player in the NBA, however he also showed inexperience and struggles. Whether it was setting the 3-Point Record a St. Joe’s or missing the final shot that could’ve moved them to the next round of the tournament Langston played 100% and never let his emotions get the best of him. Langston Galloway is a guy that has a great amount of potential because of his pure shooting ability. During the summer league, he showed that he is a fighter and he gives his all out on the court no matter what. All St. Joe’s students know from watching him that he will never quit and now so do the Knicks fans. A summer league game against the Hornets Galloway scored 17 points in 20 minutes. It was because of that performance and his work ethic during practice that made Phil Jackson, the president of Knicks , to have him stay with the team longer during training camp. Let’s face it, Lang will never be the best defender and he isn’t the best passer. This puts Langston in a predicament, he is too small and not strong enough to play shooting guard but he isn’t a good enough passer to play the point. Langston can make an NBA team in my opinion as a role player, a guy that comes off the bench to shoot. If I were Langston Galloway I would be in the gym 24/7 just working on my shot, because this is his one and only shot to play pro ball. Whether or not Langston will make the Knicks will come down to how he performs in training camp and practices. The hard working Langston will make himself known on the court that will be for sure.
Galloway can play in the NBA and we at St. Joe’s know that he can continue his success. Langston Galloway by far was the best basketball player to come out as a senior this past year. Galloway isn’t as athletic as Roberts or as uniquely gifted as Halil, but Galloway can shoot and score. There is going to be a lot of pressure on Lang, and the St. Joe’s family and community is behind Langston 100%. Hopefully Langston Galloway will be another Hawk in the NBA. THWND!