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Galloway & Roberts headed to Portsmouth

Saint Joseph’s seniors Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts, Jr., have been selected to participate in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament from April 16 to 19 in Portsmouth, Va.

Galloway & Roberts headed to Portsmouth

Saint Joseph´s Langston Galloway. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Saint Joseph’s seniors Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts, Jr., have been selected to participate in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament from April 16 to 19 in Portsmouth, Va.

 The four-day, 12-game tournament serves as a showcase for 64 senior draft prospects, with representatives in attendance from NBA teams and international leagues.

The two Hawks join two other Big 5 players at Portsmouth, Pennsbury product Dalton Pepper of Temple and Villanova's James Bell. In addiiton University of Delaware guards Devon Saddler and Davon Usher are also at Portsmouth.

Galloway, who could be viewed as a combo guard even though he played mainly shooting guard at St. Joseph’s was among the best three-point shooters in the country. As a senior he shot 44.3 percent from beyond the arc. He averaged 17.7 points and finished as the second leading scorer in school history with 1,991 career point and first with 132 games started.

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The 6-foot-8 Roberts is among the best leapers in the nation.

This season he averaged a career-high 14.4 points and grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game. His career field goal percentage of 57.0 percent is second best in school history. He finished with 1,398 career points and 861 rebounds

The key for Roberts is whether he can transition to play the small forward spot after playing mainly power forward and center for the Hawks.

Both players helped St. Joseph’s enjoy a 24-10 season that included the Atlantic-10 Tournament championship and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks lost to eventual champion UCONN, 89-81 in overtime in their opening NCAA game.

This news for the Hawks came a day after forward Halil Kanacevic signed a professional contract with Virtus Roma of Italy, where he will finish out the final few games of the regular season and then participate in the playoffs.

 

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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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