La Salle Adds A Transfer And Recruit To Men’s Basketball Team

PHILADELPHIA, June 6, 2011 –  The La Salle Men’s Basketball team added Ramon Galloway and D.J. Peterson to the basketball roster next season.    Galloway was admitted to the University as a transfer student from South Carolina.  Peterson signed a National Letter of Intent,

Galloway will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.  The 6-2, 175 Guard from Philadelphia averaged 10.7 points per game for the Gamecocks this past season ranking third on the team.  He added 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.  Galloway connected on 44 three-pointers.  He reached double figures in 17 games, and had a career-high 22 points against Western Kentucky.

“Having multiple high level guards is an advantage for attaining high level team success,” said La Salle Head Coach John Giannini.  “I believe Ramon will greatly strengthen our guard play both defensively and offensively.  He is a proven player in major college basketball, he loves the game and will further develop his skills and strength.  He will be a major part of a strong group of quick, skilled, and unselfish young perimeter players to produce a winning and exciting style of play.”

Peterson is a native of Minnesota who led Hopkins High School to two straight Class 4A State Championships and a combined 61 – 2 record during his junior and senior seasons.  The 6-5, 165 guard earned all-state and all-Metro honors.  Following graduation , Peterson played a season at Lee Academy in Maine where he averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists while shooting 40% from  three-point range.

“We recruited D.J. out of high school and prep school because he is the type of player and person we want in our program,” Giannini said.  “He is a complete guard with good size who can dribble, pass, shoot, and defend.  As a person, he is bright, personable, and passionate about basketball.  I am very excited about D.J. joining us.  I expect him to make a positive contribution to our team next year and to have an excellent playing career.”

Peterson joins forward Jerrell Wright (Philadelphia, PA / Dobbins Tech), the Philadelphia Daily News and Markward Club Philadelphia Player of the Year, and center Steve Zack (Lewisberry, PA / Red Land) in the Explorers recruiting class.

Written By: Glenn Papazian

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