Prospect Watch: Josh Wallace (2019)

High School

Posted On: 09/22/18 10:00 AM

Class of 2019 forward Josh Wallace of CBC never cheats you when it comes to giving a full effort over the course of a game.

The 6’6″ Wallace is a blue-collar athlete with a motor that never stops.He is always running the court and he is always rebounding and attacking in some way, shape or form. That kind of effort has help Wallace get Division I offers from Bradley, SIU-Edwardsville and interest from schools such as Southern Illinois and Drake.

Wallace’s relentless effort served him well during the summer as he played with the Brad Beal Elite 17U in the rugged Nike EYBL. As an undersized post player, Wallace’s game always had to be a full tilt in order to contend with players who were 6’9″ to 7’0″ on a consistent basis during the summer.

“The EYBL has helped me a lot,” he said. “It helped me expand from an inside game to an outside game. Being a smaller four man, it really helped my development. It helped my confidence because I know I can go back home and be one of the best players.”

As a junior, Wallace averaged 9.7 points, 6.5 rebounds while shooting 55 percent and blocking 32 shots in helping the Cadets to a district championship and a berth in the Class 5 sectionals. The Cadets figure to be one of the top contenders in Class 5 this season and Wallace will be a big key as he continues to expand his game.

“I’m been working on my jump shot a lot,” he said. “I feel like I can attack the rim at will, so the jumper will add to my game and it will also help my team.”