Trello Galloway feels like his career is back on track.
The veteran of eight years of professional basketball overseas had somewhat of a career revival this past season playing for Issa Town in the Bahrain Premier League.
The key? He was healthy again.
“It’s probably one of the better season I’ve had in the last five years. I had struggled the past couple years because I had been injured and I couldn’t get over there,” said Galloway, a former Myrtle Beach High standout who was in town to help out with NBA player Ramon Sessions’ youth basketball camp. “Even though I recovered, in their eyes I was still injured. So it was one of those things where I had to go prove myself again; I had a little chip on my shoulder.”
Galloway said he put up good numbers and helped Issa Town improve down the stretch against solid competition.
“ It was real competitive with players like Darius Rice, who played in the NBA for a while,” he said. “It was fun. Before I left from over there they said I was the best American player there.”
Galloway is plenty familiar playing in the Middle East, where he played also in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in past seasons. However, he said the recent violence associated with the Arab Spring was noticeable in Bahrain this year.
Nonetheless, he never felt endangered.
“It’s been a different thing. They’re having problems with their government. It got a little hectic but it wasn’t too bad,” he said. “We never had any problems as Americans, so that was pretty cool. It’s an open country, a little smaller than Dubai. The lifestyle was good. The basketball was one of the better ones I’ve been in. It was nice.”
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