Tyrone Wallace

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Tyrone Wallace
Free agent
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1994-06-10) June 10, 1994 (age 25)
Bakersfield, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High schoolBakersfield (Bakersfield, California)
CollegeCalifornia (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Salt Lake City Stars
2017–2018Agua Caliente Clippers
20182019Los Angeles Clippers
2018–2019→Agua Caliente Clippers
2019Atlanta Hawks
2019College Park Skyhawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyrone Tyrin Wallace Jr. (born June 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears.

High school career[edit]

Wallace attended Bakersfield High School, where he became his school's all-time scoring leader with 1,767 career points.[1] He was also a two-time Bakersfield Californian Player of the Year, and in his senior season in 2012, he was a Second Team All-CIF selection. He was rated the 13th best point guard in the nation by Rivals.com and given a 4-star rating.[2]

College career[edit]

Wallace chose to attend the University of California, Berkeley, over several other schools, including Pac-12 rivals Oregon and Arizona State. Coach Mike Montgomery made him a starter just 10 games into his freshman year, and Wallace responded, averaging 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game the rest of the season.[3] The Bears made the NCAA Tournament that year, upsetting a higher-ranked UNLV team before falling in the second round to Syracuse.

Wallace continued to make strides in his sophomore year, as he started every game but one and led the team in steals (44) and 3-pointers (43).[3] By his junior season, Wallace had become a star, as he averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. He was named first-team All-Pac-12, and was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard. One of his many highlights included hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Cal a 70-69 victory over USC.[2]

On April 23, 2015, Wallace announced that he would forgo the NBA draft and return to UC Berkeley for his senior season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Salt Lake City Stars (2016–2017)[edit]

Wallace was taken by the Utah Jazz with the last pick of the 2016 NBA draft.[5][6] In July 2016, he joined the Jazz for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[7] On October 31, 2016, he was acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars, the Jazz's NBA Development League affiliate.[8] He was waived on November 10 after suffering an injury.[9] On November 14, he was reacquired by the Stars.[10] On July 18, 2017, his right was reported to have renounced, allowing Wallace to sign with any NBA team.[11]

Agua Caliente Clippers (2017–2018)[edit]

On September 27, 2017, Wallace signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[12] After being one of the final cuts by the Clippers in preseason, he was signed to their G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers (2018–2019)[edit]

On January 5, 2018, after displaying some positive results in the Agua Caliente Clippers squad, the Los Angeles Clippers would sign Wallace to a two-way contract. Throughout the rest of the year, he would split his playing time between the Los Angeles squad and the Agua Caliente squad. On January 10, 2018, Wallace scored a career-high 22 points off the bench in the Clippers' 125-106 win at the Golden State Warriors.

On September 3, 2018, Wallace signed an offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans. Two days later, the Clippers exercised their right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet.[13]

On July 6, 2019, Wallace was waived by the Clippers.[14]

Atlanta Hawks (2019)[edit]

On July 8, 2019, Wallace was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Timberwolves,[15] however, he was waived on October 21.[16] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Hawks.[17] On December 14, 2019, the Atlanta Hawks requested waivers on Wallace.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Wallace is the son of Tyrone Wallace Sr. and Michelle Wallace. He has a younger brother, Da’zion Wallace, and younger sister, Diamond Wallace, as well as an older brother, Ryan Carolina. He majored in Social Welfare.[2]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 L.A. Clippers 80 75 24.4 .449 .387 .782 3.5 2.4 .9 .4 9.7
2018–19 L.A. Clippers 78 60 28.3 .424 .311 .526 1.6 .7 .3 .1 3.5
Career 92 19 26.4 .437 .349 .674 2.2 1.2 .5 .2 15.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 L.A. Clippers 2 0 5.5 .250 .667 .5 1.5 .0 .0 2.0
Career 2 0 5.5 .250 .667 .5 1.5 .0 .0 2.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBADraft.net profile". NBADraft.net. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Tyrone Wallace Biography". CalBears.com. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "ESPN profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  4. ^ Kunnath, Avinash (April 23, 2016). "Tyrone Wallace will return to Cal for his senior season". CaliforniaGoldenBlogs.com. SB-Nation. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Benenson, Herb (June 23, 2016). "Tyrone Wallace Goes to Utah Jazz". CalBears.com. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Yazdanian, Hooman (June 23, 2016). "Utah Jazz select Tyrone Wallace with final pick in NBA Draft". The Daily Californian. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Alston, Ryan (July 1, 2016). "Utah Jazz Announce Summer League Roster". PurpleAndBlues.com. Fansided. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Salt Lake City Stars roster and info after D-League Draft". SLCDunk.com. SB-Nation. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Byrnes, Hayley (November 10, 2016). "Stars Waive Knowles and Wallace – Roster Now Set". NBA.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  10. ^ Byrnes, Hayley (November 14, 2016). "Stars Re-Acquire Tyrone Wallace". NBA.com. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Jazz Renounce Jeff Withey, Tyrone Wallace". HoopsRumors.com. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Press Release: L.A. CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". nba.com. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  13. ^ "L.A. Clippers match New Orleans Pelicans' offer sheet for Tyrone Wallace". NBA.com. September 5, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  14. ^ Flom, Robert (July 6, 2019). "Clippers Have Waived Tyrone Wallace". ClipsNation.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES CLAIM TYRONE WALLACE OFF WAIVERS". NBA.com. July 8, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES FINALIZE 2019-20 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER". NBA.com. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Claim Tyrone Wallace Off Waivers". NBA.com. October 23, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  18. ^ "Hawks Request Waivers on Tyrone Wallace". Hawks PR on Twitter.com. December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.

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