La Salle’s Ramon Galloway selected for Portsmouth Invitational

Photo by R.Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Photo by R.Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Courtesy of GoExplorers.com

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle senior Ramon Galloway (Philadelphia, Pa. / South Carolina) has been selected to play in the 61st annual Portsmouth Invitational, which begins on Wednesday.

“We are excited to have Ramon join the other top senior NBA prospects in the country at the Portsmouth Invitational,” head coach Dr. John Giannini said. “We are extremely proud of Ramon and look forward to his future accomplishments following his appearances in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, the College Slam Dunk Contest and the NABC Senior All-Star Game. It is a great opportunity for him to continue to demonstrate his NBA potential.”

Galloway averaged a team-best 17.2 points per game and dished a team-high 127 assists in helping lead the Explorers to a 24-10 record and a trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. He earned first team All-Atlantic 10 recognition and first team all-district honors from the USBWA.

The Philadelphia native recently finished third in the College Slam Dunk Contest and participated in the NABC All-Star Game at the Final Four in Atlanta.

In just two seasons after transferring from South Carolina, Galloway scored 1,023 points to rank in the top 50 all-time at La Salle. He is second all-time in career three-point shooting percentage and 11th all-time in three-point field goals made.

He joins fellow Big 5 players Khaliff Wyatt (Temple) and Mouphtaou Yarou (Villanova), and Atlantic 10 players Rotnei Clarke (Butler), Kevin Dillard (Dayton), Andrew Smith (Butler),

To secure your season ticket for the 2013-14 La Salle men’s basketball team, call the ticket office at 215-951-1999 to place your $50 deposit per seat.

 

The men’s basketball banquet is set for April 16 at 6 PM at Tom Gola Arena. Call 215-951-1524 to RSVP or visit here. http://goexplorers.com/news/2013/4/4/MBB_0404130433.aspx?path=mbball

 

History of the P.I.T.

 

Each year for 60 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team.  The tournament drew the attention of NBA Scouts and General Managers in the mid-70’s when players like Dave Cowens, John Lucas, Walt Szczerbiak and Bobby Cremins came to Portsmouth to play.  Soon the word spread and approximately 200 Scouts, General Managers and Representatives of all 30 NBA teams began to come to see players like John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, Scottie Pippen and others.

 

Today scouts from numerous international leagues have joined in on the annual April pilgrimage to Portsmouth.  Over the years the P.I.T. has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl ‘The Pearl” Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom.

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