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NBA veteran Langston Galloway dedicates court to BR

Nine-year NBA veteran and Baton Rouge native Langston Galloway held a ribbon cutting for a newly renovated outdoor basketball court at BREC’s Longfellow Park on July 15.

The Langston Galloway Foundation partnered with Cox Communications and BREC on the project.

“This is a huge celebration first and foremost for me and my wife to be able to commit back to Baton Rouge,” Galloway said. “This is huge to see a park that I grew up playing on as well as the gym across the way. This is a huge opportunity for the Langston Galloway Foundation to start a commitment to Baton Rouge with not just this park but continue to partner with BREC and Cox going forward.”

Longfellow Park was once a housing project during World War II. BREC renovated the park in 2018.

“This court is not only beautiful, but even more importantly, is made with materials designed to act as a cushion to absorb shock and reduce the impacts that a concrete court can have on a player’s body,” said BREC Commission Chair Kenneth Pointer.

Galloway hosted a basketball drill camp and a fundraiser on July 16 at Southern University’s Horace W. Moody Intramural Sports Complex.

Galloway most recently played with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.

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