Letterman ... impressive young player who continues to improve his game in all areas ... will have chance to contend for extended minutes this winter following heavy frontcourt graduation losses for the Black Knights ... athletic interior player ... displayed flashes of brilliance in very limited showings during rookie campaign ... rapidly developing a well-rounded repertoire of post moves ... has ability to be significant contributor, particularly on the offensive end of the floor ... possesses soft shooting touch ... good hands as well ... improving his defensive game ... boasts exciting "up side" as he continues to mature ... product of USMA Prep School.
As a freshman: saw action in seven games ... averaged 2.4 ppg. and 1.3 rpg. ... shot ..385 from the floor and .636 from the foul line ... drew six game showings during Army's first 10 contests, but saw action in just one game thereafter ... registered career highs of five points and five rebounds versus Stony Brook ... added four points in brief stint at The Citadel ... found the scoring column in six of his seven outings.
High School/USMAPS: earned two varsity letters in basketball at Tomball High in Tomball, Texas ... played for head coach Art Cole ... averaged 18.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg. and 2.0 bpg. as a senior ... named all district following final campaign ... also toiled for head coach John Pike at the U.S. Miltary Academy Prep School.
Personal: given name is Ryan Kenneth Wallace ... born Dec. 3, 1983 ... parents' names are Tim and Kathy Wallace ... both grandfathers served in the Army ... had one uncle in the Marines and one uncle in the Air Force ... holds Eagle Scout status ... hit game-winning shot from halfcourt against arch rival during senior year in high school ... older brother, Greg, transferred from Army to Stephen F. Austin in the summer of 2003 after earning two letters in basketball (2001-02 and 2002-03) for the Black Knights ... Greg passed away suddenly on Jan. 30, 2004, due to a rare viral infection of the heart while practicing basketball at SFA ...younger brother, Reid, is in the eighth grade ... major is undeclared.