SOAD wrote: Why was (Ben Wallace) not drafted?
If a DIII kid walks into your gym, generously is listed at 6"9 (it's more like 6"7 and 2/3) can't shoot the rock, and you are imagining a small forward or a tall shooting guard, would you draft him?
Ben Wallace is a great basketball player and from what I have seen has a big heart. But part of the reason he couldn't get into DI basketball were his SAT scores. So you also have a transcript infront of you (which, truly, I haven't seen) and maybe it's average.
On top of which, the guy is swearing up and down he's a center. He can guard Shaq and Patrick Ewing and Hakeem on a nightly basis. Unless you're Wes Unseld, do you believe him? Do you see a headache down the road? He also has an 11-year-old son, and has been the league 10 years, married to his wife for six. So you see his Community College sweetheart is knocked up?
What test can you put him through to see his confidence, his will, his belief in himself? Joe Dumars didn't see it. The truth is, Ben Wallace is the only one who knew.
Why did he go undrafted? Because all the standards say he shouldn't be doing what he's doing.
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