Gerald Jermaine Wallace ( born July 23, 1982 in Sylacauga, Alabama) American professional basketball player of the Boston Celtics in the NBA. He plays at a height of 2.01 m on the position of small forward, but can also be used as a power forward.
His life before the NBA
She grew Wallace is in a small town named in Childersburg, Alabama. During his high school years the Americans did with its spectacular style of play attracted attention and managed to be (one of the highest individual awards in high school basketball) McDonald's High School All American. After his time at the high school in 2000, Wallace moved to the University of Alabama. His first year he finished as one of the best freshmen ( new arrivals ) of the NCAA. 2001 Gerald Wallace decided to log into the NBA Draft.
Career in the NBA
When NBA Draft 2001 NBA CEO David Stern called him on the 25 th, bringing the Sacramento Kings is secured his services. But in Sacramento, the then 19 - year-old was not happy. In three years with the Kings Wallace came to an average of 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game with an average game time of 9.7 minutes per game. As in 2004, the Charlotte Bobcats entered the NBA, they committed Wallace. From this point on the career of Gerald Jermaine Wallace ride took on. His playing time increased by 21 minutes, but now he was almost 30 minutes per game on the hardwood. He scored 11.1 points and pulled 5.5 rebounds per game in his first season as a player the Bobcats. In his third season he managed a rare feat that had previously reached only a few players like David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon: he could collect the whole season more than 2 blocks and 2 steals per game. He was the 2005/ 06 and the Go-To -Guy (Star players on a team, first scan station ) of the Charlotte Bobcats, scoring an average of 15.6 points per game. Its altitude flight was stopped by an injury, so he played only 55 of the possible 82 games. In the season 2006/ 07 he was able to achieve / collect 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. His team, the Charlotte Bobcats, could not again reach the playoffs.
After the 2006/ 07 season, Wallace extended his contract with the Bobcats, who could make hopes in the playoffs after the obligation Jason Richardson. To date, Wallace holds with 7437 points the record for most points scored in the Bobcats.
In 2010 he was nominated for the NBA All -Star Game. On 24 February 2011 he was transferred to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for two first- round picks.
The Blazers he played until March 2012. Then transferred him to the New Jersey Nets. At the end of the season Wallace pulled his option with guaranteed $ 9.5 million for the 2012/2013 season did not, but nevertheless agreed with the relocated to Brooklyn Nets to a four -year contract.
On July 12, 2013, was transferred in a trade that sent, among other superstars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets with four other teammates to Boston at the Boston Celtics.
Gerald Wallace was already in his rookie season in the NBA as one of the best athletes. He is known for his strong defense and his spectacular play. Also striking is its strong block rate for a swingman.