Officially listed on the Auburn roster at a liberally interpreted measurement of five-feet-10-inches tall, the walk-on came to Auburn from Washington High School in Pensacola, Fla., where he was an All-State performer.
Wallace averaged 5.7 points and 2.4 rebounds last season while adding 120 assists with just 66 turnovers. He also earned praise for his hustle from head coach Tony Barbee.
In Auburn's 86-60 exhibition game victory over Paine College, Wallace hit 4-7 field goals and 3-3 free throws to score 12 points. He also added a team-high five assists in 25 minutes of action.
Wallace did this question and answer session with Inside the Auburn Tigers.
Who is the most interesting guy on your basketball team? You can't say yourself.
Wallace: "Ah, the most interesting guy. I would have to say Chris Denson."
Why is Chris the most interesting?
Wallace: "He's just an off-the-wall kid. He keeps you laughing every day. He does something different every day. He's probably the most interesting character on the team."
What's the most fun thing for you about playing college basketball?
"The most fun thing? I would probably say the traveling. The traveling experience is pretty great. We eat at a lot of great places that take care of you. I would say that's the most enjoyable part of being on the team."
You look like you have gotten stronger since last year. Do you feel that way?
Wallace: "Yes sir. I had a big summer in the weight room. I believe it's going to show when I get out there on the court in games."
What is your favorite food to eat to grow bigger and stronger?
Wallace: "I think I'll just keep it simple and say steak. You can't go wrong with a steak, medium well. It's pretty good. I love it."
Josh Wallace is shown in action as a sophomore.
What is your all time favorite movie?
Wallace: "All time--ah, that is tough. That is real tough. I have too many to name just one."
Who's your favorite singer or musical group?
Wallace: "I'll say my favorite person right now to listen to is J Cole. He's a new artist so I'll pick him."
What do you like about him?
Wallace: "I like his beats and stuff like that. It's just good music to listen to."
For you what is the toughest part about juggling college classes and a busy basketball schedule with meetings, practices, conditioning workouts and games?
Wallace: "Time management is the toughest part. If you don't take care of your time and use it wisely, everything can build up on you. You have got to have time set aside to do your homework, and stuff like that, and you have got to have time to rest."