UNCG has had a lot of success helping their student athletes continue their basketball careers’ overseas. Wes Miller has no problem going overseas, and recruiting players to play for him. He also has helped a number of players play overseas during their collegiate years. James Dickey and Kyrin Galloway were two of 12 players selected to play on the USA East Coast Team for a week-long trip overseas in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy from August 3-6. Also traveling with Dickey and Galloway is graduate assistant manager, Tom Tankelewicz, who was named as an assistant coach of the team.
Dickey, Galloway, and Tankelewicz will have the opportunity to learn under Hal of Famer, Larry Brown, who will be the team’s head coach.
Over Dickey’s two seasons with the Spartans, he has started 42 of 66 games. He holds the program single-game records for rebounds (19) and blocks (eight) and was named the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an All-SoCon Second Team selection for the 2017-18 season. He led the SoCon in rebounding, offensive rebounds, and blocked shots in his sophomore season. For his freshman year, he was named to the Southern Conference’s All-Freshman Team and SoCon All-Tournament Team. He led the team in blocks, while also averaging 6.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game. For his career, he ranks fifth in program history in blocks with 114.
Kyrin Galloway averaged 19.7 minutes per game, 5.7 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game last season. Galloway was a key spark to the Spartans roster playing behind James Dickey and Jordy Kuiper last season. This year, expect Galloway to have a breakout season alongside Dickey. He ranked 13th in blocked shots in the SoCon last season. He notched a career high of 15 points against Samford.
Tom Tankelewicz is entering his third season on Wes Miller’s staff. He played four years at Western Carolina, averaging 7.2 points per game as a Catamount. In 2012-13, he led the SoCon with 80 made 3-pointers, which ranks seventh in a single-season in Western Carolina history. He holds the single season record for most 3-pointers in a game by notching 10 3-pointers against Charleston Southern. He played one season professionally with the KB Bashkimi Prizren Basketball Club, averaging 13 points per game, and was named to the All-Kosovo Super League Team.