Friday night’s Indiana high school game of the week between La Lumiere and Culver Academies featured two possible future IU basketball centerpieces.
While most Indiana basketball fans are familiar with the name Keion Brooks, less are familiar with the name Trey Galloway. However, it may be time for them to learn about the 6-foot-5, 200-pound junior.
The 3-star guard has already drawn significant attention from schools around the state and the rest of the Big Ten. Galloway currently holds six offers from Butler, Notre Dame, Purdue, Iowa, Michigan State and Nebraska.
In a game that drew multiple assistant coaches and recruiters from a number of high-major schools into the gym, Galloway finished with 12 points and Brooks with nine.
Brooks and Galloway traded blow for blow all night in a 46-45 overtime win for La Lumiere. After the game, Galloway noted how impressed he was with fellow IU target Keion Brooks.
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“Obviously he’s really good,” Galloway said about Brooks. “He can score on all three levels. It was a good challenge for me to get out there and guard him, obviously he can put some shots down.”
While the 2020 in-state recruiting class isn’t as eye-catching as it was over the last two years, there are still strong options for Archie Miller and his staff to go after. Anthony Leal is the No. 1 recruit in Indiana for the 2020 class, and Galloway sits at No. 5.
The two 2020 guards have a history that could lead to them finding themselves playing together in the backcourt in Bloomington.
“Anthony and I are pretty tight,” Galloway said. “We’ve been playing AAU together for three or four years now.”
Galloway also has a relationship with 2019 Hoosier guard, Armaan Franklin and said he’s trying to get a feel of where everyone’s going before narrowing down his options.
Though he didn’t drop a large spot in the scorebook against La Lumiere, Galloway can certainly score in droves, averaging 16 points per game and shooting 51-percent from the field in his junior season.
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In Culver Academies’ game before La Lumiere, Galloway dropped 23 points against Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, and has scored 20 or more points in six games this season.
However, the junior believes his scoring is not even his strongest attribute.
“I think overall my best attribute is having a feel for the game and my competitiveness, my IQ of the game,” he said.
That competitive edge makes Galloway the type of player to never be content with his strengths. Galloway recognizes he still has areas he can improve upon before stepping up to the college level.
The majority of his points come from inside the paint, or from three-point (258 of his 895 career points have come from beyond the arc). He also has a knack for getting to the rim and finishing, shooting 64-percent from inside during this season. Still, Galloway believes he can elevate his offensive game even higher.
“I can work on my midrange game more, my pullup,” Galloway said. “Trying to create my own shot more.”
Although, IU hasn’t extended an offer to any in-state recruits in the 2020 class, Galloway has already gotten to know the Hoosier coaching staff.
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“I have a good relationship with Coach Ostrom,” Galloway said. “I talk to him a lot and we text a lot. I got to go to the Ohio State game and visit, check out campus and talk to Coach Miller and we’re getting a feel for each other.”
Already a 3A state champion, Galloway will look to add another state title to his name and will likely be in the mix for Indiana Mr. Basketball over the next couple of years.
But as his recruiting process ramps up look for Indiana to make Galloway a top priority in the 2020 class.