Tyrone Wallace, a very talented sophomore 6-2 point guard from Bakersfield (Calif.), is bound to be one of the most-sought prospects in the 2012 class in the west, and he gives us some early thoughts on his recruitment...
, 6-2 SO PG Bakersfield (Calif.) High, is the top point guard prospect in the west for 2012. A lefty with a great feel for the game, Wallace has a very good basketball body. With a young face and still maturing frame, it's possible Wallace may not yet be done growing. His jump shot is just fair at this time – needs to get better rotation on the ball – but he has a very well-rounded game for a young prospect. He's particularly adept at getting in the lane and finishing with either hand. Wallace is very impressive at the defensive end of the court, consistently getting in a stance and pressuring the ball whenever possible.
I spoke with Wallace this past weekend at the Pump Tournament and asked him about the schools that have been recruiting him so far.
"USC, UCLA, Stanford and Arizona have all been to my school," said Wallace. "UNLV has been calling as well and Fresno State has offered."
I asked Wallace if any school stands out for him at the moment.
"No, I'm pretty much open," said Wallace.
When asked if he had any favorite school growing up, Wallace replied, "I always liked UCLA growing up."
I asked Wallace about the factors that will influence his decision.
"I would like to stay in the west, but if there is a better opportunity in the east I'll go anywhere," said Wallace. "As far as early playing time, I'd like to play as soon as possible."
I asked Wallace if he has taken any unofficial visits.
"I've been to Fresno State and UCLA is trying to set something up for me to visit next weekend," said Wallace.
Wallace said he doesn't have any plans to make an early decision.
"I'd like to wait until my senior year to decide," said Wallace.
Wallace said he currently has a 3.4 GPA.