Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Wallace


John Wallace was expect to be a big player for the Knicks when he was drafted. At the time he had to fight for playing time behind Larry Johnson and Charles Oakley, and he played for a demanding defensive coach in Jeff Van Gundy so…Wallace never lived up to the billing. In college he was considered a player with promise.

Wallace led Syracuse University to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball championship game during his senior season in 1996, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats. After his college graduation, Wallace played seven seasons in the NBA, with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. He was selected with the 18th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…John Wallace.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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