The IU basketball team has been mostly healthy during this offseason as they prepare for a season full of expectations.
But the lone major exception has been junior guard Trey Galloway, who had surgery on June 14 to repair a groin injury suffered during the 2021-22 season.
The expectation going into the procedure was Galloway would be back to 100 percent when the team begins practicing in October, and that still appears to be the case.
“I’m actually feeling really good,” Galloway said on a podcast released on Thursday. “These past couple weeks I’ve taken some big time steps in my improvements.”
The 6-foot-4 guard from Culver, Ind. said he’s just about back to full-go at team workouts.
“I’m basically in everything practice-wise except for live action, but that’s coming up pretty soon,” he said. “I’m moving well. I like where I’m headed.”
Galloway said he was not back to 100 percent when he came back from the injury for the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament in 2022. He was still able to provide Indiana a boost as the Hoosiers won three games in the postseason.
Galloway missed 15 games due to two different injuries last season– a fractured wrist suffered against St. John’s in November, and the groin issue.
Overall he played in 20 of 35 contests and started three times. He averaged 20.8 minutes per game and shot 46.4 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line. Galloway averaged 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and .9 steals per contest.
If there’s one primary area Galloway needs to develop, it is shooting the basketball. He’s just 12-of-61 (19.7 percent) from 3-point range over his first two seasons. He said he’s added more intensity and purpose to his shooting routine to help that part of his game come along.
“I’m practicing more game-like shots,” Galloway said. “That’s my biggest thing is just taking shots that I’m going to take in the game and just repeating those over-and-over again and just being confident with the shots I’m going to do in the game.”
Indiana opens the 2022-23 season on Nov. 7 against Morehead State.
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