Jonathan Wallace

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This article is about the American basketball player. For the U.S. Representative from Ohio, see Jonathan H. Wallace.
Jonathan Wallace
Jonathan Wallace.jpg
No. 4 – Walter Tigers Tübingen
Position Point guard
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1986-05-16) 16 May 1986 (age 29)
Huntsville, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Sparkman (Harvest, Alabama)
College Georgetown (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Union Olimpija
2009 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2009–2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010–2012 Bayern München
2012–2013 Belfius Mons-Hainaut
2013–present WALTER Tigers Tübingen

Jonathan Lewis Wallace (born May 16, 1986) is an American basketball player for WALTER Tigers Tübingen in Germany. The 6'2", 188 pound senior graduated from Georgetown University where he is Georgetown's all time 3-point shooting leader in both percentage (43.4 percent) and 3-point field goals made (240). He was a government major and was accepted to the Georgetown University Law Center. Wallace played point guard under coach John Thompson III. He wore number 2 and started every game over the course of his four years at Georgetown.

Jonathan Wallace played for German team WALTER Tigers Tübingen during the 2013/2014 season.[1]

High school career[edit]

Jonathan Wallace attended Sparkman High School in Harvest, Alabama, where he averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. Wallace also played golf and captained the football team as starting quarterback. In addition, he was Second-Team All-State, Huntsville All-Metro Team, North Alabama Regional Team, and Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist. Off the playing field, he was student government president, a National Honor Society member, and a Red Cross volunteer. Wallace also served as a member of the Sparkman High School's We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution team in 2004 when it won 4th place in the national competition.[2]

Collegiate career[edit]

Wallace receives a pass from teammate Jeff Green in the 2007 Big East Tournament finals.

Wallace was originally recruited by Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III when he was still coaching at Princeton University. In his freshman year, he averaged 6.5 points, 2.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.2 steals during 30.4 minutes. Sophomore year, Wallace had improved to 8.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steals during 31.1 minutes. In his junior year, Wallace was the starting point guard and led the team, along with highly touted juniors Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green, to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament, before losing to Ohio State. Wallace finished the season averaging 11.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and .8 steals during 32.2 minutes, and shot an exceptional 49% from 3 point range. He gained national attention in an Elite Eight matchup with UNC after hitting a 3 pointer with 31 seconds left to tie the game. The Hoyas would later win in overtime. Wallace, whom Roy Hibbert has nicknamed "Little Buddy", was on the 2007 pre-season All-Big East first team.[3] Wallace was also nicknamed "J-Wall" by the Georgetown student body.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Wallace signed a contract with the Slovenian League club Union Olimpija of the Euroleague through the end of the 2008/2009 season. In February 2009 he signed a contract with German Basketball Bundesliga Team EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Presently, Wallace has signed a contract to join alumnus Germany's national trainer, Dirk Bauermann as well as Germany's national player Demond Greene in Germany's Pro A League team FC Bayern München in Munich, Germany.

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