Monday, June 1, 2015

Two Teams Winning The Galloway

A tale of two Galloways

Two Teams Winning The Galloway

It's not often when two City 6 teams have players who share a surname that isn't something along the lines of Smith, Jones, Brown or Williams.

So when it became apparent that both Saint Joseph's and La Salle would be posting players by the name of Galloway in their lineups, we couldn't wait for the Hawks and the Explorers to square off (Saturday, 12 p.m., Palestra) so we could list their stats side-by-side.

We got even more excited (it really doesn't take much) when we saw that their numbers — particularly their shooting percentages — were nearly identically.

Below is the statistical tale of those two Galloways:

 College  La Salle  Saint Joseph's
 Uniform No.  55  10
 Year  Junior  Sophomore
 Position  Guard  Guard
 Height  6-3  6-2
 Weight  175  200
 Hometown  Philadelphia  Baton Rouge, La.
 High School(s)
 Freiere Charter
 Wm. T. Dwyer (Fla.)    
 Christian Life Academy    
 Transfer From  South Carolina  —
   2011-12 STATS:    
 Games/Starts  20/19  23/23
 Minutes/Game  32.1  35.3
 Field Goals  109-217  128-255
   Pct.  50.23%  50.20%
 3-Pt. FG  53-113  62-133
   Pct.  46.9  46.6
 Free Throws  32-43  44-57
   Pct.  74.4  77.2
 Rebounds/Game         4.40  4.52
   Season High  9  7
 Assists/Game  2.90  2.48
   Season High  5  6
 Steals  28  27
 Blocked Shots  3  16
 Points  303  362
   Points/Game  15.2  15.7
   Season High  28  32
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