Men's Basketball


  • position Guard
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 193
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Dallas

Freshman: Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team honoree … Started 32 games for the Wildcats, averaging 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game … Ranked among the league leaders in assists per game (2nd), assist-to-turnover ratio (4th) and steals per game (4th) … Played 32.2 minutes per contest, second-most on the team … Totaled 18 double-figure scoring games, including four of 20-plus … Led Kentucky in assists a team-high 16 teams and steals a team-best 19 times … Went for 21 points, four assists, two steals and a career-high nine rebounds against Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament … Totaled 19 points to go along with a game-high nine assists and four steals in win over Auburn … Went for 16 points, six boards and a game-high six assists in win over No. 10 Tennessee … Dished out a career-high 11 assists at Mississippi State … The 11 assists were the second-most in program history for a freshman in a true road game … Had 24 points, five assists, three steals and two blocks against Arkansas … Totaled a team-high 20 points to go along with three boards and a career-high three blocks in win over Florida on his way to his third SEC Freshman of the Week honor … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 12.0 points, 5.5 boards, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals for the week as the Wildcats split games at Vanderbilt and at home against No. 9 Kansas … Went for 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals against No. 9 Kansas … Posted 17 points, an assist, a block and a steal in the win over Georgia … Went for 17 points and five boards in win against Louisville … Garnered SEC Freshman of the Week honors after posting a career-high 27 points to go along with nine assists, four steals and two boards against Florida A&M … Had 19 points with five 3-pointers and a pair of steals at Missouri … Named MVP of the London Showcase after charting a team-high 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists, a block and a steal … He also was a perfect 4 of 4 from behind the arc, including draining the game-clinching 3-pointer with 70 seconds to play … Went for 14 points and four steals at Gonzaga … Tied a UK single-game record with eight steals against Michigan State … Also added 14 points, five boards and five assists, while playing a team-high 44 minutes … Flirted with a triple-double against Howard, going for 15 points, eight boards and a game-high nine assists … Only freshman in school history to have 15-9-8 in collegiate debut … Named to First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

A consensus five-star prospect … Ranked as the No. 7 overall player by Rivals … Ranked No. 8 overall by 247Sports and 20th by ESPN … Averaged 19.9 points, 7.4 boards and 6.1 assists per game as a senior at Richardson … 2022 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and The Dallas Morning News’ Player of the Year … Repeated as the District’s MVP … Was a McDonald’s All American and a selection to the Jordan Brand Classic … Averaged 15.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals in the 2021 Nike EYBL … Shot 51.2% from the field and 37% from 3-point range and was tabbed the Circuit’s Most Valuable Player of Nike EYBL Session I … Also earned All-Peach Jam honors … Led the NBPA Top 100 Camp in assists (5.0) and steals (3.0) per game while posting 10.3 points and 4.3 rebounds … Topped 1,000 career points during his junior season … Earned District Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore … Tabbed the Newcomer of the Year as a freshman … Graduated with honors … Was a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Team … Volunteered locally as a youth tutor and basketball coach … Also competed in football, soccer, basketball and track.

Born Nov. 7 … Parents are Kimberly and Mike Wallace … Has a brother, Keaton who played college basketball at UT Arlington … Major is exploratory studies in communication … He lists his brother as his life’s greatest influence … Away from the court he likes to watch Netflix … SpongeBob SquarePants is his favorite TV show … Dunked for the first time in eighth grade … Lists Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as his favorite former Wildcat and LeBron James as his all-time favorite player … Superpower he would most like to have is teleportation … Likes chicken and shrimp alfredo … Can play the saxophone and piano … Picked Kentucky over Tennessee, Texas and UT Arlington.

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