Trio of Hawks head to NBA Summer League

Langston Galloway celebrates as the Hawks won the 2014 A-10 Championship.
Langston Galloway celebrates as the Hawks won the 2014 A-10 Championship.

The graduated starters from Saint Joseph’s 2014 Atlantic 10 Champion team – Langston Galloway, Halil Kanacevic and Ronald Roberts, Jr. – have all been invited to play in the upcoming NBA Summer Leagues in Orlando and Las Vegas.

Galloway, the Hawks’ leading scorer and All-A-10 First Team honoree, will play for the New York Knicks in Vegas. The 6-2 guard finished his career as the second leading scorer in school history with 1,991 points and as SJU’s all-time leader in three-pointers with 334. Galloway topped the team with a career-best 17.7 points per game and 108 three-point field goals, while converting 44.3 percent from behind the arc. One of SJU’s most reliable players, he set the school record with 132 games started. An Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team selection in 2014, he earned All-Big 5 honors for three consecutive years.

Roberts, an Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team selection, will play for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs from July 5-11 at the Amway Center. He will also play for the Miami Heat at the NBA Summer League at the Mack Center at UNLV from July 11-21. One of the most exciting players in school history, the 6-8 forward averaged a career-best 14.4 points while grabbing 7.4 rebounds per game. He shot 60.0 percent from the field and finished his career ranked second on the all-time list for career field goal percentage (57.0). Roberts, who was an A-10 All-Championship Team honoree, totalled 1,398 points and 861 rebounds in his four years.

Kanacevic, who was the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship, will participate in the Las Vegas league for the Denver Nuggets. The 6-8 forward made his mark as one of the most unique players in school history, as the 6-8 forward topped the team in rebounds (8.8), assists (4.38) and blocks (1.53), while averaging 10.8 points per game. He finished his career with over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, totals which included his freshman season at Hofstra. Kanacevic was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team and was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 A-10 Championship.

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