Interview with Eastern Illinois signee, Barlow Alleruzzo IV

This is my 2nd Interview with Barlow, he’s a 6’9 versatile 3/4 guy, who’s super athletic and can stretch the floor and even hit some threes. They return George Dixon, Mack Smith, Josiah Wallace, Jordan Skipper-Brown, they also add Sammy Friday IV, a graduate transfer from Siena. With Belmont, Austin Peay, Murray State all set for big seasons, I’m curious to see where EIU falls into the fold but they can upset some of those teams and I wouldn’t be shocked.

Q: What other schools were you considering other than EIU?

A: “My final two schools were between EIU and Wyoming. Programs with great coaching staffs and two great conferences that are extremely competitive every year.”

Q: What drew you to EIU over Wyoming?

A: “Just the family atmosphere that I felt when talking to the coaching staff. I wanted to be somewhere I can be pushed to be the best possible version of me, both on and off the court and play with a group of guys that are as competitive and hungry as I am. I want to continue to learn and improve upon my game. Plus being able to get a great education and play closer to home where my friends and family can come to watch me play.”

Q: What will you provide to EIU this season?

A: “A guy that can be plugged anywhere on the court. Someone that when the coach calls upon, will be able to make an impact in multiple facets of the game with my versatility. I will be able to bring intensity on both the offensive and defensive of the floor with a killer mentality. A teammate who will support my brothers and lead by example both on and off the court. A no-nonsense guy who will make an impact in the classroom and in the community. I’m excited to have the opportunity to come in and prove myself every day!”

Q: What do you want EIU fans to know about you?

A: “That I’m excited to be apart of a special community and learn under a great group of people. I want to show and prove to people that I can make an impact at this level and have the opportunity to leave my mark when it’s all said it’s done.”

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