Strong Interest For West's Top PG

Tyrone Wallace, a versatile and talented 2012 guard out of Bakersfield (Calif.), is hearing from some of the top programs in the west...

Tyrone Wallace, 6-3 JR PG Bakersfield (Calif.) High, is the clear choice right now as the top prospect at his position in the west for 2012. An athletic lefty with a terrific feel for the game, Wallace is extremely versatile and may end up playing any spot on the perimeter in college. But he's got a point guard's feel for the game, as well as the vision and passing ability, so we're ranking him as a point guard at this time. In any event, he's one of the elite prospects in the west for 2012.

I spoke with Wallace recently and he gave me a long list of schools that have been in contact with him to date.

"UCLA, Fresno State, Utah, Arizona State, Nevada, UNLV, Cal State Bakersfield, Stanford, USC, Colorado, San Francisco, Boston College and San Diego State have all been showing interest," said Wallace.

I asked if he has a feel for which schools have been recruiting him the hardest.

"UCLA, San Diego State, Fresno State, Utah – I've been hearing a lot from them," said Wallace. "But there's a lot of schools. The ones that have offered are Fresno State, Nevada, UNLV, Bakersfield, Colorado and San Diego State."

When asked what factors he will consider when picking a school, Wallace replied, "I want to go somewhere that I can play right away. Most likely I'll stay in the west, but if there's a good offer elsewhere then I could leave the west."

Wallace has been to a couple schools already for unofficial visits.

"I was at UCLA for their camp and I've also been to Fresno State," said Wallace. "But most of the schools are asking me to come for an unofficial visit during the season. It's just a matter of trying to find the time. USC, Stanford, Colorado…they all talk about me taking a visit."

Wallace said he's in no hurry to pick a school.

"I'd like to decide sometime during my senior year," said Wallace.

Wallace said he currently has a 3.1 GPA


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