Ben Wallace Inducted to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
Ben Wallace, a former Central-Hayneville standout, was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame last Saturday night, joining Leeds’ Charles Barkley and Carver-Dothan’s Artis Gilmore as the lone former Alabama high school basketball players to receive the honor.
Wallace spent 16 seasons playing in the NBA, known mainly for his time with the Pistons, but also spent time with the Wizards, Bulls, Cavaliers, and Magic. Across that span, Wallace appeared in 1,088 career games where he averaged 5.7 PPG and 9.6 RPG for his career.
The now Hall of Famer turned in a storied NBA career making four All-Star teams, five All-NBA teams, six All-Defensive teams, four Defensive Player of the Year awards, and a one-time NBA champion.
Written by: Matt Melton