Following training camp with the New York Knicks, Langston Galloway was jettisoned to the NBA D-League where he would begin serving as an affiliate player in Westchester.
The guard appeared in nineteen games for the minor league club, averaging 16.5 points on 45% from the field, to go along with 2.6 steals. Such production was enough evidence for the struggling Knicks to call him shortly after the new year. From there on out, Galloway took advantage of the unique opportunity coming his way in the form of steady NBA minutes. Averaging 11.8 points through 41 contests, the young gun was a rare bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for New York.
Needless to say, because of this, his efforts were more than appreciated by those associated with the Knicks --- staffers, coaches, and fans alike. Now, Galloway is getting recognized on a much more nationalized level.
The guard was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team for the 2014-15 season. As fate would have it, Galloway leads a multitude of minor league alums appearing on the respective squads.
Jordan Clarkson, who logged 22.6 points through five games on assignment with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds through 59 appearances with the Lakers.
Marcus Smart was also named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team alongside Galloway, after averaging 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.5 steals through 67 games for the Celtics. He posted 6 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals in one appearance for the affiliated Maine Red Claws earlier in the campaign.