John Wallace to have his No. 44 jersey retired in February 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse All-American John Wallace will have his No. 44 jersey retired, SU Athletics announced Monday afternoon. The official ceremony is schedule for Feb. 29, 2020.“John was one of the most important recruits we signed during my time as head coach,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said in a press release. “He was a high-profile player from the Rochester area who had a great impact on our program. He is very deserving of this honor. John’s jersey definitely fits with the others we have retired.”Wallace finished his Syracuse career third in both points (2,119) and rebounds (1,065) in SU history. In his senior year, the Rochester native averaged 22.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, leading Syracuse to the NCAA title game where it fell 76-67 to Kentucky. Wallace was drafted No. 18 overall by the New York Knicks in the 1996 NBA draft and played seven professional seasons for five NBA teams.Wallace will be one of 14 players with a retired SU jersey number, joining Carmelo Anthony, Dave Bing, Lawrence Moten, among others.This post will be updated with additional reportingAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on October 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img

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