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Galloway A Two-Time MVP

Sophomore guard Langston Galloway received the John P. Hilferty Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player of the 2011-12 Saint Joseph's University basketball team at the Hawks awards banquet.

Galloway A Two-Time MVP

Sophomore guard Langston Galloway received the John P. Hilferty Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player of the 2011-12 Saint Joseph's University basketball team at the Hawks awards banquet.

It is the second year in a row that Galloway has earned this honor.

Galloway, who shared the award last season with guard Carl Jones, led the Atlantic-10 in three-point field goal percentage (46.6) while ranking fifth in the nation.

He also averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists and was by far the most consistent player on the team.

Sophomore Ronald Roberts Jr. was named the Hawks most improved player for the second year in a row. The 6-8 Roberts was also named the A-10 Sixth Man of the Year.

Roberts averaged 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.

In addition to the team awards being presented, Pat Carroll was also inducted into the Saint Joseph's Basketball Hall of  Fame.

Carroll,  who starred for the Hawks from 2001-05, owns the school records for career 3-point field goals (294) and 3-point percentage (44.5), while setting the single-season marks in 2005 for 3-pointers (135). The 6-5 forward, who was the 2005 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, tallied 1,324 points in his career, ranking him 25th on SJU's all-time list.

 Sophomore Ronald Roberts, Jr. was the recipient of the Robert O'Neill Memorial Award as the Hawks' Most Improved Player for the second year in a row.

The 6-8 forward received the Sixth Man of the Year Award from the Atlantic 10 Conference this past season as he averaged 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds in 34 games off the bench for the Hawks. Roberts connected on 59.7 of his shots from the field and tallied double figures 19 times.

 The Patrick D. O'Pake Unsung Hero Award was given to the Hawks' three walk-ons - junior Christopher Coyne, sophomore Colin Kelly and freshman Ryan Hess.

 The Hawks finished 20-14, an improvement of nine wins over 2010-2011. St. Joseph’s earned an NIT bid, losing in the first round to Northern Iowa. Next season St. Joseph’s should make a serious bid for an NCAA berth. With no seniors in the rotation this past season, it would be disappointing if the Hawks don’t earn an NCAA bid.

It’s a lot of pressure, but this team has the talent to meet the expectations.

Marc Narducci
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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at mnarducci@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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