Baton Rouge native, NBA player Langston Galloway to host 5th annual free basketball clinic online

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MARCH 11: Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 11, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — Organizers for the Langston Galloway Foundation’s annual free youth basketball clinic have announced that the camp will be hosted online this year, due to the threat of the coronavirus. From 9 a.m. to noon CT on Saturday, Aug 8, the clinic will stream live across multiple online platforms for student-athletes in 5th-12 grade.

Organizers said attendees can expect to workout alongside Galloway and his trainer Luke Cooper, in a virtual session. The training will kick off the camp and be streamed live from the internationally-known basketball training center, Pure Sweat. The camp also promises to feature prominent guest speakers from around the NBA. 

The camp will be accessible live on Facebook (Langston Galloway, LG Kicks, LGKicks Gaming), YouTube (LG Kicks TV), and Twitch (lgkickstv). 

The theme of 2020’s camp mirrors the four pillars of the Langston Galloway Foundation’s mission. The four pillars promote athletics, academics, health/nutrition and faith in an effort to foster a positive path for youth and their families as they navigate through school, sports and life.

The basketball clinic, now in its 5th year, has provided a way for current Detroit Piston and Baton Rouge native Galloway to give back to the community that played an instrumental role in his development as a student-athlete.

The Langston Galloway Foundation was founded with the help of Langston’s wife Sabrina, and has hosted more than 500 Capital City youth since 2016.

In 2019, the camp was postponed to July 27, due to the threat of Hurricane Barry.

SACRAMENTO, CA – MARCH 1: Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons puts up a shot against the Sacramento Kings on March 1, 2020 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

More about Langston Galloway: Langston is a graduate of Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge. He was a two-time District 7 1-A Player of the Year (2008-2010) in Louisiana and helped guide his team to the 2010 Class 1A title as a senior, where he earned Class 1A All-State First Team honors.

DETROIT, MI – MARCH 4: Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 04, 2020 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)


Following his successful prep days at Christian Life Academy, Langston went on to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he started all four years on the basketball team. He became the second all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,991 points, behind former Detroit Pistons teammate Jameer Nelson, and the career leader in three pointers (343).

PHILADELPHIA, PA – MARCH 11: Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 11, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Langston signed as a free agent following the 2014 NBA Draft with the New York Knicks. After a stint in the NBA Developmental League, he earned a promotion to the Knicks’ roster and received Second Team NBA All-Rookie Team honors.

In 2015-2016, Langston played in all 82 games for the Knicks and averaged 7.6 points per game.

During the 2016-2017 season, he played for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.9 points per game.

He was signed to a three-year deal by the Detroit Pistons on July 6, 2017 and averaged 10.3 points per game during the 2019-20 season.

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