If you went to any of La Salle’s men’s basketball games last season, you always knew there was one player on the court who would bring the swag and flash to every contest. Who is that player, you might ask? That player is number 55, Senior guard Ramon Galloway.
Galloway is from the Philadelphia area, playing his high school basketball at Friere Charter for two years before moving to Florida. There, Galloway attended the University of South Carolina. In his freshman year, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
Then, in his sophomore season, Galloway would see his numbers increase. He would go on to average 10.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game as one of the Gamecock’s go-to stars. So, in fact, Ramon Galloway wasn’t playing bad at all in the SEC; he was actually pretty solid.
Then, last season, Galloway would transfer back home to La Salle and compete immediately after the NCAA granted him a hardship waiver. Ramon was a blessing in disguise for the Explorers and he excelled for his hometown in every single game last season including a couple of tremendous dunks in the NIT versus the University of Minnesota. Ramon Galloway had career highs in points, rebounds, and assists per game with 14.1, 4.0, and 3.8.
Galloway has something very unique about him: the ability to take over a game. He did this twice last season, versus Army and then at George Washington University. Against Army, he was on fire from beyond the three-point line shooting 6-for-7; he could not miss in that game, and it helped La Salle get on a roll offensively and pick up a nice, 12-point win. He would finish the game with 26 points.
He would have another game just like that but at George Washington University. Against GW, Galloway was 6-for-7 again from the three point line, breaking his career high for points with 28 as the Explorers won 78-63.
Ramon Galloway will have a great senior season and it shows in his stats. Galloway has the heart of a lion on the basketball court and nothing will stop him. Look for him to approach 20.0 points per game this season and hopefully lead the La Salle Explorers to an Atlantic 10 Championship and NCAA Tournament berth.