Posted On: 06/10/18 11:00 AM
Josh Wallace helped DeMatha get off to a strong start in their debut at the Capitol Hoops Summer League. The class of 2019 lead guard will be one of several key returners from last year’s WCAC Championship Team. Wallace recently caught up with Prep Hoops about his role as a leader, his recruitment, and much more.
PH: What’s your relationship like with Jahmir (Young), and how do you guys push each other?
JW: “Me and Mir are like family. We’ve known each other since we were little. In practice me and him are always going at each other. To get each other better, and so we don’t have any mistakes down the stretch of games”
PH: What type of example do you try to set for all these young guys?
JW: “Im just trying to tell them you always have to play hard. It’s about toughness. Don’t let anyone rough you. You gotta be tough to play varsity.”
PH: Obviously you guys have a lot of players coming back. What do you think your role is going to be this season?
JW: “I think my role is to play solid defense like I usually do. To be able to hit open shots. I don’t think anyone will have a set role because we’re all good enough to interchange. It’s really just playing.”
PH: What’s the most improved aspect of your game?
JW: “I think I’m getting better at catch and shoot. I’ve been working on it.”
PH: What else are you working on?
JW: “I’m working on coming off the screen, and being able to hit that open shot. That’s what a lot of college coaches want to see from me.
PH: What’s an underrated aspect of your game?
JW: “My passing.”
PH: Which schools are recruiting you right now the hardest?
JW: “Coastal Carolina, St. Joe’s, Long Beach State, JMU (offer), UMBC (offer), and American.”
PH: What are your plans for the rest of the month?
JW: “Keep working hard.”
PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?
JW: “Energy, toughness, and just someone who plays hard.”
— Hoop Major (@HoopMajor) June 5, 2018
Josh Wallace is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-30 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2019 class, click here.