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WEST VIRGINIA VS GEORGETOWN NCAA BASKETBALL
Georgetown Hoyas' Jonathan Wallace (2) shoots for three against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the second half at the Verizon Center in Washington on February 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Jonathan Lewis Wallace (born May 16, 1986, in Huntsville, Alabama) was a collegiate men's basketball player in the NCAA. The 6'2", 188 pound senior graduated from Georgetown University. He was a government major and was accepted to the Georgetown University Law Center. Wallace played point guard under coach John Thompson III. He wore number 2 and started every game over the course of his four years at Georgetown.

Jonathan Wallace attended Sparkman High School in Harvest, Alabama, where he averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. Wallace also played golf and captained the football team as starting quarterback. In addition, he was Second-Team All-State, Huntsville All-Metro Team, North Alabama Regional Team, and Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist. Off the playing field, he was student government president, a National Honor Society member, and a Red Cross volunteer. Wallace also served as a member of the Sparkman High School's We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution team in 2004 when it won 4th place in the national competition.

Wallace was originally recruited by Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III when he was still coaching at Princeton University. In his freshman year, he averaged 6.5 points, 2.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.2 steals during 30.4 minutes. Sophomore year, Wallace had improved to 8.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steals during 31.1 minutes. In his junior year, Wallace was the starting point guard and led the team, along with highly touted juniors Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green, to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament, before losing to Ohio State. Wallace finished the season averaging 11.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and .8 steals during 32.2 minutes, and shot an exceptional 49% from 3 point range. He gained national attention in an Elite Eight matchup with UNC after hitting a 3 pointer with 31 seconds left to tie the game. The Hoyas would later win in overtime. Wallace, whom Roy Hibbert has nicknamed "Little Buddy", was on the 2007 pre-season All-Big East first team.

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