Galusky Commits to West Virginia University

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Jimmy GaluskyJimmy Galusky had a difficult time deciding what he wanted to do after high school. Like most talented high school prospects, he had to go through the process of weighing his options and finding a school that met his academic needs. Galusky also had to make a difficult decision about which sport he wanted to pursue in high school.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound senior had an outstanding junior year on the hardwood and on the diamond. Galusky was named 1st team All-State as a basketball player after averaging 19.1 points as a junior. He hit .519 with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 31 RBI to also be named 1st team All-State in baseball.

When asked about his decision to pursue baseball at WVU Galusky replied, "I wanted to commit early so I can concentrate on the upcoming basketball season which starts today. I love playing for my high school and basketball is a big thing in our area. I have always played basketball and with this being my last year I want to make the most of it. I have never thought about individual goals but would really like to make it to the state tournament and I have a chance to be the career scoring leader at my high school. We were undefeated in our conference last year and I would love to be able to say that after this season."

Although basketball is just beginning, Galusky has had an opportunity to look ahead to his final season in a Preston baseball uniform as well. "This spring, our high school baseball team is coming off of a sectional title and we hope to build on that." Galusky plays American Legion baseball for Morgantown Post 2 in the summer. He has one final goal on the list prior to becoming a Mountaineer; "We would love to win the state title".

Galusky has shown well in all facets of the game at several Prep Baseball Report events in the past four months. The talented middle infielder has displayed an 83 mph arm across the diamond with soft hands and good feet. His 86 mph bat exit velocity and quick hands at the plate allow him to drive the baseball to all fields and he is capable of running a sub-7.0 60-yard dash. Galusky is a shortstop that also showed the ability to slide to third base, and with his athleticism could also play in the outfield if called upon to do so.

Galusky participated in the first PBR event ever held in West Virginia in July at Alderson Broaddus University. He also participated at several stops in the Fall College Prospect Program in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In discussing his experiences with PBR Galusky stated, "I attended a workout with PBR at Alderson Broaddus University late in the summer and played in a few fall league games of theirs. Prep Baseball Report did a great job of promoting me to colleges and I received several offers because of it. I got to see kids from all over and it gave me a lot of confidence to play against them. I appreciate all that PBR did for me."

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