Danny Hurley Praises Galindo

St. Benedict's head coach Danny Hurley spent the last two years teaching and guiding Alex Galindo ...

There aren't many better young coaches on the high school level than Danny Hurley, the leader of the St. Benedict's basketball program. So when Alex Galindo, a 6-foot-7 forward landed in his program two years ago, Hurley felt the young man had a chance to be a high division one player with hard work.

"From where he came they were focused on offense only," Hurley said. "He needed to work hard on the defensive side too. I think he has picked it up a notch since when I had him two years ago. His intensity is much better."

Galindo, who recently signed a letter of intent with the Kansas basketball program, is a player that can be an impact player for the Big 12 team. "He is real skilled," Hurley said. "He can make shots. He can sometimes dominate games much more now than before."

In his short career as a head coach on the high school level, Hurley has seen plenty of talent come through the gym of St. Benedict's. Galindo is one player that has made solid progress in his overall game. "It's all about working hard," Hurley said. "If he continues to work hard he is going to be a very good college player for Kansas. It was enjoyable to have him at St. Benedict's."

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