Wallace Makes Decision - Again

Just a couple of years ago, Eric Wallace was slated to play for programs that would compete for a national title. It looked as though that might not happen until Thursday, when the 6-foot-6 North Carolina native made a commitment and signed with a nationally ranked club capable of winning it all.

Just a month or so after opting to put himself back on the board, North Carolina native Eric Wallace has taken himself back off of it.

The 6-foot-6 small forward, who is spending the season at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.), committed and signed on Thursday night with Ohio State.

``He liked the chance to play for Thad Matta," Hargrave Military Academy coach Kevin Keatts said. "The guy has won 20 games basically everywhere he's been and he feels that'll give him a chance to play at the next level, whether it's in three or four years."

Wallace was at one time a top target of North Carolina and other ACC powers. Then his stock fell this past year. Wallace committed to Virginia this past summer, but elected to re-evaluate his options and the Buckeyes got involved.

``He's been very good so far since he's been here," Keatts said. "It's kind of funny to call him underrated because he was so highly rated as a freshman and sophomore. People got down on him, but he's as talented and athletic as anyone in the country. He's a gifted wing whose going to be very, very good."


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