Ben Wallace To Be Inducted Into 2021 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Class

by May 17, 2021
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Ben Wallace of the Detroit Pistons

Ben Wallace was one of the most dominant defensive players of his era. Standing at only 6-foot-9, Wallace was a center who played much bigger than his height. 

One of the best players in Detroit Pistons history, he was a key piece of their 2004 NBA Championship. He spent nine of his 16 seasons in Detroit, where he earned four NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards (2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006). In the 2001-02 season, Wallace even led the league with an outstanding 3.5 blocks per contest. 

As first reported by Vince Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, Wallace will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2021. He will become the first undrafted player to ever Make it into the Hall of Fame. 

Wallace was never known for his offense, showing just how impactful his defense was as he enters the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. In 1,088 career games, Wallace averaged 5.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and two blocks in 29.5 minutes per game. 

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