Former Saint Joseph’s standout Langston Galloway signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks and will be on their roster for training camp, which starts in October.
Galloway closed out his career last season as one of the Hawks’ all-time best, ranking as the second leading scorer in school history with 1,991 points and as SJU’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals with 334. One of SJU’s most reliable players, he also set the school record with 132 games started.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Baton Rouge-Christian Life was the leading scorer for the 2014 Atlantic 10 Champions, averaging a career-best 17.7 points per game.
Pistons’ Monroe suspended
NEW YORK — Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe was suspended for two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired in Michigan.
The NBA announced the penalty Tuesday, a day after the Pistons signed the restricted free agent to a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer.
Monroe’s suspension will begin with the first game of the regular season.
The former Helen Cox star apologized to his family, the team and fans in a statement released by the Pistons. Monroe said he takes “full responsibility” and made a “regrettable mistake.” The team says he has “taken responsibility in a conscientious manner.”
The 24-year-old player averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season.
Cavs sign Marion
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers signed free agent forward Shawn Marion, adding more postseason experience to a team targeting an NBA title.
Marion agreed to a one-year contract with the Cavs last month and the sides made the agreement official on Tuesday. A 15-year veteran, Marion won a championship with Dallas in 2011. Last season, the 6-foot-7 Marion averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 starts for the Mavericks.
Marvin Barnes dies at 62
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Marvin Barnes, who led Providence College to the Final Four in 1973 and starred in the old American Basketball Association, has died, a newspaper reported Monday. He was 62.
Kevin Stacom, a college teammate and one of Barnes’ closest friends, told the Providence Journal on Monday that Barnes died at a home in Providence. The cause of death was not known, but Barnes had battled drug addiction for years.
Stacom did not return messages seeking comment Monday from The Associated Press.
“Marvin will always be remembered as one of the greatest Friars of all-time,” Providence College Athletic Director Bob Driscoll said in a statement released by the school. “He will forever be linked with coach (Dave) Gavitt’s amazing team that reached the 1973 Final Four.”