This afternoon, CMA Basketball standout guard and Mr. Basketball candidate Trey Galloway announced on Instagram his verbal commitment and intention to be a part of Indiana University Men's Basketball's incoming class of 2020.
The commitment comes after the three-star prospect fielded offers from schools such as Butler, Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Purdue, and Nebraska. He made his official visit to IU at the end of May, and is the first rising senior to verbally commit to Indiana.
"The relationships the coaches form with the players is what made Indiana the choice for me," said Galloway. "I enjoyed getting to know them throughout the recruitment process, and I look forward to doing what I can to make an impact from day one."
Galloway alongside IU Men's Basketball Head Coach, Archie Miller
As a sophomore, Galloway helped lead his team to a 2017-18 IHSAA 3A State Championship, and followed with an appearance at the State Finals in 2019. Last season, basketball fans saw Galloway averaging 16.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and maintaining a 52% shooting efficiency from the field. Additionally, he surpassed the 1,000 career points mark, tallying 1,078 points for his career thus far and added his name to an exclusive list with the likes of fellow CMA Basketball stand-outs Ethan Brittain-Watts '19, Ignas Masiulionis '17, Jermaine Myers '12, Juwan Brescacin-Jones '11, Jackson Atoyebi '01, and Mitch Henderson '94. Most recently, he was selected alongside teammate and CMA Football standout Deontae Craig '20 to take part in IndyStar's Indiana Junior All-Star program.
The 2017-18 CMA 3A State Championship Basketball team
This off-season, the 6'5" guard has been hard at work preparing for what the 2019-20 CMA Basketball's season has in store, and for expectations at the next level. "I've mostly been working on getting stronger so I can be more stable when managing contact, and I've been doing what I can to continue to develop consistency in my shooting," he said.
Galloway mid-court of Fleet Gymnasium at Culver Academies
Though his time for stepping on the floor of Assembly Hall as a member of the Hoosier's basketball program is near, Galloway is certainly looking forward to the opportunities still ahead at home in Culver. "We have a strong group of guys returning this year, and I look forward to having the opportunity to step into more of a leadership role as a senior," said Galloway of the CMA Basketball program. "My experiences at Culver have helped me mature and develop skills in that regard. We are expected to stretch ourselves as leaders, and I'm excited to be able to step into that role this season."
Galloway's father and CMA Basketball Head Coach since 2010 Mark Galloway added, "We are excited for Trey and the opportunity ahead of him! It is nice to see hard work payoff for our student-athletes in the classroom and on the court."
CMA Basketball Head Coach and Trey's father, Mark Galloway, Trey, and his mother Dawn Galloway.
Since taking the helm, Coach Galloway has amassed an impressive four IHSAA Sectional Championships ('19, '18, '17, '11), three Regional Championships ('19, '18, '11), three Semi-State appearances ('19, '18, '11), three State Finals appearances ('19, '18, '11), and one State Championship ('18).
According to 247sports, Galloway is currently the 178th overall ranked recruit in the country, the 38th nationally ranked shooting guard, and the fifth overall in the state of Indiana.
Be sure to mark your calendars for November 25th, as CMA Basketball will open its season at home against Indianapolis Home School at 7:30pm ET. Other upcoming big games for the Eagles this year include: Bloomington South (at Southport High School, 12/14, 8:30pm ET) Blackhawk Christian (away, 12/21, 7:30pm ET), Lawrence Central (away, 1/4, 7:30pm ET), South Bend St. Joseph (away, 1/18, 7:30pm ET), Mishawaka Marian (home, 1/21, 7:30pm ET), Cathedral (home, 2/1, 7:30pm ET), and Indianapolis Attacks (away, 2/15, 7:30pm ET).