Cason Wallace is now an NBA player!
Wallace was initially selected by the Dallas Mavericks, but he was then traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he will team up with former Wildcats Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Olivier Sarr.
OKC sends No. 12 and a TPE to Dallas as part of this trade, sources said. Dallas gets off the Bertans contract. https://t.co/9aSckqP3fj— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2023
This was a bit higher than the NBA Mock Draft projections had Wallace going, which was typically right outside the lottery, so this is a huge win for him. And Kentucky fans will be happy to see him team up with SGA, one of the game’s rising superstars.
In his lone season at Kentucky, Wallace averaged 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game in 32 games. He had 17 double-figure scoring games and led the team in steals in 19 contests.
The Dallas (TX) native would earn All-SEC Freshman Team honors after being among the league leaders in assists per game (2nd), assist-to-turnover ratio (4th), and steals per game (4th). He finished third in program history for a freshman with 63 steals. His eight steals against Michigan State in the Champions Classic are tied for the most in a single game in UK history.
Best of luck to Wallace as the NBA journey begins!
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