Nov. 28, 2005
Todd Galloway, a native of Baltimore, Md., is in his second season as the Seminoles’ starting point guard. He has begun his senior season looking to become one of Florida State’s all-time leaders in assists, steals and 3-point field goals made. He is also on pace to become one of the school’s all-time leaders in games played; he will play in the 100th game of his career in early December.
Where else were you recruited and why did you choose FSU?
I was also recruited by Miami, South Carolina and Xavier. Florida State was the best fit for me and has allowed me to reach many of my goals. I also wanted to play in the ACC and this was the best opportunity for me to play in the nation’s best conference against the best players in the country.
Why did you choose the number 4?
I used to wear the number 3, but number 3 was taken when I arrived at Florida State so I took the next best thing.
Who has been your idol/mentor throughout your life?
My mom has been the one to lead me in the right direction and keep me in check. She has been a huge part of my life and I’m so grateful to her.
Where is the toughest place to play on the road?,br>
The toughest place for me to place has been Maryland. The have a huge arena tons of people and the fans are right on top of you. It’s the noisiest place to play.
Do you think the ACC is the strongest conference in college basketball today?
It’s solid throughout from top to bottom. Every night you have to bring your best effort and show up or you’ll get blown out.
There are four returning starters this season, is this the year to get back to the NCAA tournament and start a new tradition of Florida State?
Earning our way into the NCAA Tournament is one of our goals. Everyone has been playing well together and we are ready for the next level. This is one of the more experienced teams I have played on here and we’re ready to take it to the top.
Being a senior, and the leader on the court, what would be your best piece of advice that you can give to your teammates?
We all have to work hard and accept coaching from the coaching staff. We have to continue our training and work through the tough times.
Is there any specific game that you have your eye on this season?
I am looking forward to each and every game because we have to prove ourselves every night. I am looking to senior day when Duke comes in and plays us. It will be my last home game and I want to leave on a great note.
What was your best college basketball memory?
A great memory came during my sophomore year hitting the winning three, to make the biggest and most memorable comeback in school history against North Carolina. It was a 22-point deficit. But, I want my best memory to come this season.
What did you do differently this off-season to prepare for your senior season?
I worked on my shot quite a bit and did a lot more dribbling and ball handling exercises that I had in the past. I tried to play more pick up games and work out with better caliber players to make myself better.
How did the team benefit from the trip to Trinidad? Did the team work on its chemistry and are you ready for the upcoming season?
Our team came together and learned to play as a unit while we were in Trinidad. The younger guys got in the mix and veterans took off where they left off. It was a great trip for our team and our program.
By Josh Molino Sports Information Assistant