The knock on Wallace coming into the workout was that he couldn't hit a jumper.
Today was no different. Wallace even had difficulty knocking down 10 footers.
The only shots Wallace was getting to fall were the dunks (however he even
shanked one of those) which prompted one scout to quip, "You know who the best
rebounder in Chicago is? The trainer chasing all of Wallace's missed
After the workout Wallace told sportsTALK that despite some negative
reviews, he's sticking with the draft.
Strengths: Quite simply Wallace might be one of the most explosive leapers and perhaps one
of the most athletic players in the draft .... Excellent transition game a
sky-walker who can finish with the best of them ... Can create off the dribble
as evident by his ability to draw fouls by gliding in the lane ... Hustles and
can play pretty good defense for a player his age thanks to his quickness and
hustle ... Wonderful rebounder for a player of his size due to his quick hops
... Has the ability to hit the jumper from about 20 feet out ... Is starting to
develop a solid mid range game although this is still a work in progress ... The
biggest thing that will get Wallace drafted is that he has a huge amount of
potential which will make it impossible for gm's to pass him by ....
Weakness: Has still not refined his jump shot as of right now he is not a threat to hit
the 3-point shot .... Could stand to tone up his body more and develop some
upper body strength as he is a little on the thin side ... Turns the ball over a
lot considering that he doesn't usually have the ball in his hands this speaks a
little bit about his carelessness and his needed improvement when it comes to
ball handling .... Shot selection still isn't all that great although he did
make some improvement ....Mid range jumper has a tendency to go hot and cold
must continue to work on his follow through so his jumper can be more accurate
... Gets to the free throw line but doesn't take advantage because of his poor
free throw shooting although I think this has more to do with his confidence
than ability as in the beginning of the year he was making his free throws ..
Must become a better passer and know when to give the ball up ...