Cason Wallace

American basketball player (born 2003)
Cason Wallace
Wallace with the Kentucky Wildcats in 2023
No. 22 – Oklahoma City Thunder
PositionPoint guard / shooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (2003-11-07) November 7, 2003 (age 20)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolRichardson
(Richardson, Texas)
CollegeKentucky (2022–2023)
NBA draft2023: 1st round, 10th overall pick
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career2023–present
Career history
2023–presentOklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Cason Wallace (pronounced /ˈksən/ or /kˈsɒn ˈwɒləs/ KAY-sən or kay-SON WOL-əss;[1][2] born November 7, 2003) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[3] He was a consensus five-star recruit and a top 5 player in the 2022 class.

He is cousins to 2012 NBA champion Terrel Harris and two-time Super Bowl champion Terrell Davis.

High school career

Wallace attended Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas where he played under coach Mike Bangs. As a senior, he was the Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year for Texas and the Dallas Morning News boys basketball Player of the Year after averaging 19.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.[4][5] He was selected to play in the 2022 McDonalds All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.[6] A five-star recruit, Wallace committed to the University of Kentucky to play college basketball.[7][8]

Professional career

Oklahoma City Thunder (2023–present)

The Dallas Mavericks selected Wallace with the tenth overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft then traded him, along with Davis Bertans, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the 12th overall pick, Dereck Lively II.[9]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2022–23 Kentucky 32 32 32.2 .446 .346 .757 3.7 4.3 2.0 0.5 11.7

References

  1. ^ Cason Wallace checking in. Oklahoma City Thunder. June 23, 2022. Retrieved June 24, 2023 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ YOKO B [@yoko_okc] (June 24, 2023). "Here is footage of Cason's explanation. Right pronunciation is Kay-sahn, he said" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "2022 Top Basketball Recruits". 247Sports. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  4. ^ "Richardson's Cason Wallace is named Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year". March 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "The Dallas Morning News' 2021–22 boys basketball Player of the Year: Richardson's Cason Wallace". March 24, 2022.
  6. ^ "Can offensive game match Kentucky basketball freshman Cason Wallace's defensive work?".
  7. ^ "Top-10 recruit Wallace chooses 'dream school' UK". November 8, 2021.
  8. ^ Roberts, Ben (November 7, 2021). "Kentucky's newest recruit will be hard to keep off the court. 'A do-everything kid.'". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved October 5, 2022. Closed access icon
  9. ^ "Thunder Acquires Cason Wallace and Dāvis Bertāns". nba.com. July 6, 2023.

External links

  • Kentucky Wildcats bio
  • USA Basketball bio
  • v
  • t
  • e
Oklahoma City Thunder roster
  • v
  • t
  • e
First round
Second round