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I don't know how bad it was in the locker room and I don't know if Galloway was truly the cause of it. I do know that he would easily be the best scorer on our roster right now, and Martin would know how to handle him.
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Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Galloway, if he stayed, would have graduated last year...Never would have played under Martin...
Not true, Galloway did not have to sit out a year...he applied for and received some sort of family hardship although I was never sure what exactly it was.
For efficiency purposes, maybe we could combine the McEvoy thread and this one. Anyone know what Kenny Irons is doing these days?
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
You're right, my bad...
Can also add in Sam Pope, Sheldon Royster, and Martay Mattox. Wonder how they turned out, especially MM.
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Really? Please detail the times that Galloway failed drug tests or refused to go in a game when his number was called. If you disagree with something I say, then just say you disagree, but throwing out comments like this which make no sense whatsoever is just childish. Furthermore, if you're not interested in the topic, then don't read it and don't comment on it. You are the worst kind of board police. You're not even interested in the good of the site or the school, only your own interests.
By the way, I'm editing this because I might actually owe you an apology. I didn't know there was a McEvoy thread. I thought you were suggesting that my original post was just repetitive about others who left the program. Offering an olive branch if necessary. Was Irons actually mentioned or was that just your editorial input?
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I don't know why various players leave or are asked to leave, as I am sure you don't know either. There is always a bunch of talk about the what's and why's and speculation, but nobody really knows all the variables. The coaches and the players involved say things but are not obligated to bring all the information out on the subject to light. It seems we just continue to post threads like this which is fine, but I suspect they only serve to continue propagating rumors about how things happen.
I don't know the events that led to Galloway leaving, but it doesn't really matter. Posters certainly have the right to start threads to keep us updated on Galloway's latest stats and I have the right to make snarky comments in those threads. I just hope we have enough bandwidth next year to keep up with Gill and Harris.
I can't speak for others, but I am truly not interested in the exploits of those who leave the program of their own accord. I wish them the best, against everyone other than the Gamecocks, but you won't find me wasting my time or the time of others with posts on how they are doing. I do think the Galloway situation is relevant, however, because the majority of us blame Horn for the situation we're in. It is true what was written earlier in this thread that had several unfortunate things not happened, Horn may be still here and Martin wouldn't be - therefore everything I've said would be moot. I think Galloway's exit was a substantial part of our struggles last season. I do not know if his exit was something that pleased the other members of the team or not. If so, perhaps it was a good thing in the long run. However, it definitely cost us wins.
Sorry but your wrong. He came in with lakeem. Galloway is from philly and usc gave him a clear release. He didn't have to sit out a year.
players leave from pretty much every program. Once in school they may find
- the coach is not who they thought he was
- they may get a case of homesickness they cannot overcome
- they may feel they cannot suceed in the HC's system
- or any of a variety of reasons.
Crying over spilled milk never works. You clkean it up, circle the wagons and move forward. To move ahead you have to move forward not look backwards.
Galloway went to High School with Jacoby Brissett and Joel James and played AAU ball with UMass's Freddie Riley and Rakeem Buckles now at FIU...
Just like Eric Smith starting off in Latta, I was not aware that Galloway started his HS career in Philly...Any idea why the transfer to Dwyer and why he did not go home to play AAU?
Much like every other guard on the team, Horn wasn't getting a whole lot out of Galloway. I am certain that Martin would either have gotten more or banished him to the end of the bench till he played better.
Whether Galloway would have reacted better to Martin is anyone's guess. I'd imagine he would have, but do remember that Martin has a lot of players transfer out of his program typically. I do know that Martin would have tolerated his lack of defense and bad shots anymore than he has any of the rest of them.
I'm not sure what difference it makes now other than chatter..., though from a straight talent perspective a team of Ellington, Galloway, Gill, Holloway, and Harris would have been possible this season with Slawson, Smith, Richardson, Leonard coming off the bench. That would have been pretty good in some alternate universe maybe.
Galloway's shooting % went down substantially from his freshman year to his sophomore year. I think this is probably because we didn't have any semblance of offense that year at all. Despite his tendency to take low percentage or quick shots, his shooting percentage was better than Ellington's (by 3-4% I believe). His defense is another story. I don't remember him being any worse than the rest of them - Richardson, Spinella, Smith - but he'd certainly be just like the rest of Martin's guards this year and find himself on the pines if he wasn't guarding anybody.
I think Galloway is a great story. Kid is doing well. It's still hard for me to believe Horn ran off a kid who was developing into a scoring threat when he didn't have anybody else that could shoot!
FWIW, Galloway and Brenton Williams are very similar players...Sometimes a change of scenery (not to mention a drop in talent level) does wonders for a players psyche and production...
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