Pac-12 schools hot after California PG

1 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

The class of 2012 is regarded to be short on elite point guards, so the competition for the number one point guard in the class is wide open.

One of the better point guards comes from Bakersfield, California. Guard Tyrone Wallace has the type of talent that can’t be ignored. He has exceptional size for a point guard at 6 foot 4 and he might have the best court vision of anyone in the country.

Wallace does a lot of different things at a high level and has the kind of athleticism that coaches drool over. He can also play the two and is a solid guard at both positions, few guards can actually boast the skill set that he has, making him one of the most intriguing prospects in the nation.

Wallace’s self scouting report is simple. He says he is someone “who can get to the rack, facilitate, score, and play defense.” He also admits that his jump shot is “a work in progress.”

He already holds offers from schools such as California, Gonzaga, Oregon, and Arizona State among others. UCLA is also showing interest due to Wallaceʼs ability to play shooting guard. He will still be in play for them even if L.J. Rose, a talented PG in his own right, who is down to UCLA and Texas.

While Wallace doesnʼt have a definitive favorite yet he says UCLA, Gonzaga, Cal, and Arizona State are recruiting him the hardest and that UCLA, Cal, Oregon, and Arizona State are slightly ahead of the other schools at this point.

Some of the things he is looking for in a program is the education heʼd receive, playing time, style of play, and he wants to be part of a winning program. When asked which coach he has made the best connection with so far he said “Coach (Scott) Pera (of Arizona State).”

Which might mean ASU has the inside track as Herb Sendek continues to build his program. But for now Wallace is just focused on getting better, getting more exposure and offers, and winning a city championship.

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