Saint Joseph’s University senior guard Langston Galloway was named the Big 5 Player of the Week for Feb. 17. Although this is the second time receiving the title this season, Galloway remains humble. “It’s about the whole team,” he said.
Galloway leads the Hawks in scoring as he continues to gain recognition in the Atlantic 10. In his Feb. 22 game against Fordham, Galloway had fans cheering all night long at the Hagan Arena when he hit a school record 10 three-pointers in a game. He also achieved a personal career high, scoring 33 points to lead the Hawks to yet another victory. Saint Joseph’s is currently sixth-best in the Atlantic 10 and, after a bumpy start to the season, the team is reaching new heights with a 20-7 record.
Despite Galloway being singled out for his accomplishments on the court, it is very important to him to be recognized not just as a leader but as a part of a team. Galloway reinforces what it means to lead by example and he is adamant about the team having great chemistry and each of them feeling a part of a family.
“It’s a team thing. I’m very honored to receive the award, but it is a whole team,” he said.
Not only did Galloway commend his teammates for their season wins, head coach Phil Martelli reinforced the concept of leadership and success for the whole squad, not just an individual.
“What has really been important with this team is the name on the front of the jersey and not worrying about their number, their name or their representation of themselves individually,” Martelli said.
He said Langston has a bright future due to his persistence on the court, his hard work and his positive upbringing.
Martelli also stressed the importance of graduation. And as long as he helps the seniors to lead by example – as Galloway and starting forward Halil Kanacevic have done – Martelli knows these players will carry Hawks pride with them long after they leave Saint Joe’s.
The coach, the players and even the fans take on the role of being a Saint Joseph’s Hawk and they show it as they cheer on Galloway and the entire men’s basketball team on their way through the rest of what looks to be a promising season.