CSI coach discusses Kentucky commitment

On Monday evening, news of a new commitment for coach Billy Gillispie spread through the Kentucky basketball world. Junior college guard Kevin Galloway made his intentions to play for the Wildcats known to the public.

Kevin Galloway, a versatile 6-foot-6 guard, originally signed with USC out of high school. He played for the Trojans his freshman year, but struggled academically. After spending his sophomore year in junior college at the College of Southern Idaho, it seems that Galloway has gotten his academics in order. "He is on pace to get out of here on time," said Barret Peery, CSI's head coach.

In addition to working on his acadmics, Galloway has also continued to work on his game. He was among the national leaders in assists this year with over eight a game. He didn't score many points, but on a team full of scorers it wasn't necessary for him to score a lot. The Eagles averaged 110 points per game this season, an eye-popping number. Galloway helped CSI to a 30 win, 2 loss record this season.

His skills were a major part of their success. "He can really pass the ball. He gets eight or nine points and eight or nine assists every night," said Peery. "Kevin can rebound the ball and push it on his own," he continued. "He's a bigger, longer, lead guard."

There are a few things Peery believes Galloway can improve on. "He probably needs to be a better perimeter shooter. He shot the ball well the second half of the year. He has worked on his shot, but he can still get better," said Peery. "He also needs to work on his midrange game and become a better ball handler," he continued.

Several schools have noticed Galloway's game. Some reports have mentioned SEC foe Tennessee. It isn't clear that he had an offer from the Vols. still, Galloway didn't lack attention from high majors. "UK, Memphis, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State offered," said Peery.

Galloway hasn't made any official visits at this time, but he plans to take his first and only visit to Kentucky on March 28th through the 30th.

Galloway joins five-star swingman DeAndre Liggins and four star forward Darius Miller in Gillispies 2008 class.

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