Kevin Galloway to Pac-10

Kevin Galloway took an official visit this past weekend to a Pac-10 school and wasted no time ended his recruitment. The versatile 6-6 Sacramento High (Calif.) senior liked what he saw - and pulled the trigger.

New USC coach Tim Floyd had to play catch up with the 2005 class, but the former NBA head man is getting a head start on the rising senior class with a commitment from versatile Sacramento High (Calif.) guard Kevin Galloway.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Galloway, who averaged a triple-double as a junior, chose the Trojans over interest from Oregon, UNLV, Oregon State, Washington and Georgia Tech.

``He wanted to stay close to home," Sacramento High coach Derek Swafford said. "So his mom and his friends could see him play. It's also a great place in terms of visibility."

``It's a smaller learning environment so Kevin felt he'd be able to excel," Sacramento Classics coach Kevin Johnson said. "Plus, Coach Floyd has NBA experience and he's going to surround Kevin with good players."

Galloway is a long, versatile guard who can play a couple of different positions. He does a nice job getting his teammates open shots and can also get to the basket and finish.

``He's one of the only players I know that can play all five positions," Johnson added. "He's so unselfish and makes everyone around him better. He's unselsish - almost to a fault."

Numerous schools were scared off because of Galloway's academic situation, but the Trojans have done their homework and feel he'll qualify.

``I had to sit him down last season for the state semifinal game because he didn't do his homework," Swafford said. "But he's learned from his mistakes and that's what it's all about."


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