Brandon Wallace

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Brandon Wallace
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Personal information
Born (1985-03-14) March 14, 1985 (age 32)
Statesboro, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Silver Bluff (Aiken, South Carolina)
College South Carolina (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Position Small forward / Power forward
Career history
2007 Utah Flash (D-League)
2008 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2008 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2008 Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkey)
2008–2009 Basket Kwidzyn (Poland)
2009 Hapoel Holon (Israel)
2009–2010 Turów Zgorzelec (Poland)
2010–2011 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2011 Akita Northern Happinets (Japan)
2011–2012 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2012 Toros de Aragua (Venezuela)
2012–2013 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)

Brandon Travares Wallace (born March 14, 1985) is an American professional basketball player.

High school[edit]

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, Wallace spent his high school years at Silver Bluff, where he averaged 21.9 points, 15.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 4.3 blocks per game during his senior season. He led his team to a 24-7 record that year, culminating in an exciting state championship game, where he hit the game-winning shot at the final second. It was the first state title in Silver Bluff history. Wallace was rewarded with Player of the Year Honors by the Augusta Chronicle and also made the McDonald's All-American team. Other high school honors bestowed upon Wallace include the Region Five Class AA Player of the Year (2001 and 2002) and Best Defensive Player. Wallace was recruited by Maryland, Auburn, and the University of South Carolina. He chose the latter.[1]

College career[edit]

At the University of South Carolina, Wallace steadily improved his game. Freshman year, he merely averaged 3.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.0 bpg and 0.6 spg. Sophomore year, he averaged 5.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.0 spg, and 1.7 bpg. He led the team in blocks (55) and slam dunks (30.) Junior year, he averaged 7.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.9 bpg and 0.8 spg. As a senior year, he posted a stat line of 9.9 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg and 2.9 bpg. Wallace set the school record for blocked shots (249), good for ninth all-time in the SEC. He also ranks fifth in SEC history in blocks per game and sixth in rebounds.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Despite a successful four year collegiate career, Wallace was not selected in the 2007 NBA draft. Nevertheless, he was invited to play for the Boston Celtics Las Vegas Summer League team. After just one Summer League game, the Boston Celtics signed the former high school standout to a 2-year partially guaranteed contract.[2] Wallace played small forward for the Celtics, and earned a roster spot on the 2007–08 Celtics roster after competing with Dahntay Jones and Jackie Manuel who were both waived.[3] On December 18, 2007, however, he was waived by the Celtics before appearing in a game.[4] He was selected in the second round of the NBA D League draft by the Bakersfield Jam.

European career[edit]

On August 4, 2008, it was reported that Wallace had signed with a Turkish team.

After being released, Brandon continued the season in Poland (Kwidzyn) averaging 7.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg. Brandon was also selected to the All-Star team.

On 23 October 2009, Brandon Wallace signed with Israeli state cup holder (and 2008 champion) Hapoel Holon.

Personal life[edit]

Wallace has two sons, one born in November 2007 and the other born July 2011


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