Men's Basketball
22

CasonWallace

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

High School
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.

Personal
Born Nov. 7 … Parents are Kimberly and Mike Wallace … Has a brother, Keaton who played college basketball at UT Arlington … 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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