Tyrone Wallace Jr. (born June 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League . He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears .

High school career

Wallace attended Bakersfield High School , where he became his school's all-time scoring leader with 1,767 career points. [2] 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. [6]

College career

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. [9] The Bears would make 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). [9] 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. [6]

On April 23, 2015, Wallace announced that he would forgo the NBA draft and return to UC Berkeley for his senior season. [5]

Professional career

Salt Lake City Stars (2016–2017)

Wallace was taken by the Utah Jazz with the last pick of the 2016 NBA draft . [10] [11] In July, 2016, he joined the Jazz for the 2016 NBA Summer League . [12] On October 31, 2016, he was acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars , the Jazz's NBA Development League affiliate. [13] He was waived on November 10 after suffering an injury. [14] On November 14, he was reacquired by the Stars. [2] On July 18, 2017, his right was reported to have renouced, allowing Wallace to sign with any NBA team. [2]

Agua Caliente Clippers (2017–present)

On September 27, 2017, Wallace signed with the Los Angeles Clippers . [2] After being one of the final cuts by the Clippers in preseason, he was signed to their G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers .

Personal life

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. [6]