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Rowback commits to play for FMCC

Gloversville's Joey Rowback (23) drives past Queensbury's Matthew Conlon (34) during a Section II Class A quarterfinal game at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy on March 1. Rowback will play for the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men's basketball team next year. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

JOHNSTOWN — E.J. Gallup, who was recently named men’s basketball coach at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, announced the commitment of local standout Joey Rowback to the program for the 2020-21 season.

Rowback is a senior at Gloversville High School and helped lead his team to the Section II Class A semifinals this past season.  

The senior standout is a 6-4 combo guard and will have an immediate impact for the Raiders. 

He averaged 21 points per game in his senior season and reached the 1,500-point scoring milestone, making him 3rd on the Gloversville boys all-time scoring list.

Rowback was named a first-team Foothills Council All-Star and earned New York State Sportswriters Association all-state honors in Class A in his senior season. Rowback was named to the 13th team.

Gallup, who is taking over for Ed Collar, is looking forward to the upcoming season and the addition of Rowback.

“We couldn’t have hand-picked a better kid than Joey to be our first commit at FMCC to become a Raider,” Gallup said in a news release. “For me, Joey is my first recruit as a head coach, and it is obviously a bit more special to me that he is a Gloversville kid. I saw and covered probably 75% of his high school games in the last three years. We are getting a great kid and one of the top 2-3 players in the Foothills Council for the past 3 years. The sky is the limit for Joey and I’m excited to get to work on helping him achieve his goals as a student-athlete.”

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