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Ben Wallace


Appeared in 73 games (73 starts), averaging 6.9 points (.481 FG, .450 FT), an NBA-leading 15.4 rebounds (most since Dennis Rodman’s 15.0 rpg in 1997-98), a career-high 1.6 assists, 1.42 steals and 3.15 blocks in 39.4 minutes per game…In 15 playoff games, averaged 8.9 points, 16.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.47 steals and 3.06 blocks in 42.5 minutes…Tied or set franchise playoff records for rebounds in a quarter (13), rebounds in a half (17), free throws attempted in a quarter (9), half (12) and game (22), steals (7), offensive rebounds (11) and defensive rebounds in a quarter (9), half (12) and game (17)…Among NBA leaders ranked 1st in rebounds (15.4 rpg), 1st in defensive rebounds (11.4 drpg), 2nd in blocks (3.14 bpg), 2nd in offensive rebounds (4.0 orpg), 7th in steals per turnover (1.18), T-7th in triple doubles (1), T-16th in minutes (39.4 mpg), T-30th in
steals (1.42 spg) and T-35th in double-doubles (7)…Named as the Eastern Conference starting center at NBA All-Star 2003…Won NBA Player of the Week honors once (3/23)…Became the first player in Pistons history to record at least 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks in consecutive seasons (Bob Lanier did it once in 1973-74, first year NBA recorded blocks)…Led team in rebounds 70 times and assists five times…Scored 10-plus points 18 times, grabbed 10-plus rebounds 64 times and 20-plus rebounds 16 times (most in his career)…Blocked five or more shots 15 times…Teamed with Clifford Robinson as the third-best block shot duo in the league (4.13 bpg) trailing only Tim Duncan and David Robinson (San Antonio – 4.75 bpg) and Adonal Foyle and Eric Dampier (Golden State – 4.33 bpg)…In his 400th career game, tallied second-career triple-double (12 points/19 rebounds/10 blocks) vs. Miami (11/20), becoming the eighth player in NBA history to record multiple triple-doubles by way of points/rebounds/blocks…Grabbed 20-plus rebounds in five consecutive games (3/12 – 3/20), becoming the first player since Dennis Rodman (1995) to do so…His 18.8 rebounds per game during 14 games in March was the highest average for an NBA player in one month since Rodman averaged 18.2 rpg in 1997-98…Recorded 20-plus rebounds in two consecutive games three different times (11/27-29, 12/30 – 1/4, and 3/23-3/26)…Became the first Piston to grab 1,000-plus rebounds in three consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman (1990-93)…Tied franchise record for blocks in a game with 10 blocks vs. Miami (11/10)…Tied the franchise record for blocks in a half with seven vs. New Jersey (2/1)…Broke franchise record for defensive rebounds in a quarter with 10 fourth quarter rebounds at New York (11/18)…Ended 88-game steak of grabbing at least eight rebounds after grabbing five rebounds at San Antonio (1/25)…Missed the club’s final six games with a sprained left MCL…Missed two games with a sprained right ankle (1/10 and 1/11) and one game due to family reasons (2/5).


Appeared in 80 games (80 starts), averaging a career-high 7.6 points (.531 FG, .423 FT), NBA-leading 13.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, career-high 1.73 steals and career-high and NBA-leading 3.48 blocks in 36.5 minutes per game…Won NBA Player of the Week honors twice (2/24 and 3/31)…Only player in the NBA to be ranked among the top 20 in rebounds, blocks and steals…Among NBA leaders ranked 1st in blocks (3.48 bpg), 1st in rebounds (13.0 rpg), 1st in steals per turnover (1.97), 2nd in offensive rebounds per game (4.0 orpg), 3rd in defensive rebounds per game (9.0 drpg), T7th in triple-doubles (1), T14th in steals (1.73 spg) and T24th in double-doubles (25)…Was the shortest person to lead the NBA in blocked shots (6-9)…One of four players in NBA history to lead the league in rebounds and blocks during the same season (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1975-76, Bill Walton 1976-77 and Hakeem Olajuwon 1989-90)…Led team in scoring twice, rebounds 76 times and assists twice…Scored 10-plus points 25 times (the most of his career), grabbed 10-plus rebounds 64 times and 20-plus rebounds five times…Recorded a career-high 25 double-doubles, including three consecutive (2/15 at New York, 2/18 vs. Toronto and 2/20 vs. Washington)…Tallied the first triple-double of his career with 10 points, 17 rebounds and a career-high and franchise-high-tying 10 blocks at Milwaukee (2/24)…Became the first Piston to grab 1,000-plus rebounds in consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman (1991-93)…Set a franchise record for blocks in a season (278 – Bob Lanier had 247 in 1973-74) and was one of three Pistons players (Lanier, Terry Tyler) to block 200 shots in a season… His career-best blocks average (3.48 bpg) was the highest in franchise history…Has recorded 464 blocks as a Piston (fifth all-time) and 767 for his career…Recorded his 700th career block vs. Cleveland (3/13)…Grabbed a career and NBA season-high 28 rebounds at Toronto (4/17)…Grabbed nine defensive rebounds in the third quarter vs. Boston (3/24) and vs. Golden State (3/29), tying a Pistons franchise record previously held by Bill Laimbeer…Tied a franchise-high with five blocks in the first quarter vs. Indiana (3/10)…Scored a season-high 19 points (career-high 9-15 FG) with 22 rebounds (career-high 12 offensive) at New York (2/15)…Recorded a career-high six assists twice (3/5 vs. Miami Played a career-high-tying 45 minutes vs. Washington (2/20)…Missed two games with a sprained right ankle (4/8 vs. Atlanta and 4/10 vs. Chicago).


2000-2001: In 80 games averaged 6.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.34 steals and 2.33 blocks in 34.5 minutes...Was the first Piston player in franchise history to lead the club in rebounds, steals and blocks...Placed tied for fifth in NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting with six votes...Started every game...Among NBA league leaders, ranked first in total rebounds (1,052), tied-first in defensive rebounds (9.4), second in rebounds per game (13.2 rpg), fourth in offensive rebounds (303), 10th in blocks (2.33 bpg) and 29th in steals (1.34)...Had 10-plus rebounds in 60-of-80 games this season, including 26 consecutive contests (2/21 thru 4/17)...Tied or led the team in rebounds 62 times, scoring once and assists once...Grabbed 20-plus rebounds 10 times, 10-plus rebounds on 60 occasions and scored 10-plus points 14 times...Tallied a team-high 12 double-doubles...Grabbed 20-plus rebounds in back-to-back games [20 vs. Miami (3/2) and 22 vs. Orlando (3/4)], joining Dikembe Mutombo as one of only two players to tally back-to-back 20-plus rebounds during the year...His 1,052 rebounds were close to one-third (28%) of the teams total rebounds (3,734 - not counting team rebounds) and he was the first Piston since Dennis Rodman (1,132 in 1992-93) to pull down over 1,000 boards...Averaged 16.2 rebounds per game during the month of March and 17.9 rebounds per game in April...Grabbed a career-best 28 rebounds at Toronto (4/17)...Pulled down career-bests, 12 offensive boards vs. Orlando (3/30) and 12 defensive rebounds twice, vs. Toronto (4/11) and at Toronto (4/17)...Made his first and only career three-pointer at Utah (3/20)...Struggled from the free throw line (80-238 FT, 33.6%), but improved during April shooting 47.6% (10-21 FT), his best month throughout the season...His eighth point vs. New Jersey (11/29) notched his 1000th career point and his first rebound vs. Denver (2/6) marked his 2,000th career rebound...His 186 blocks were the fourth-most by a Piston all-time and the most since Terry Tyler blocked 180 in 1980-81...Recorded a career-high eight blocks vs. Cleveland (2/25)...Led team in three defensive statistical categories, defensive rebounds (749), steals (107) and blocks (186)...Registered four or more steals five times...Tallied a career-high six steals at Atlanta (3/17)...Missed two games due to personal reasons from 3/24-3/27.


Grabbed 20 boards in a 96-88 win at New Jersey on 4/14...Totaled 11 points and 14 rebounds in a 103-97 win over New Jersey on 3/31...Posted 11 points, 14 boards and 4 blocks in a 112-96 win over Houston on 3/24...Snared 16 boards in a 103-90 win over Atlanta on 3/22...Corralled a career-high 21 rebounds in an 89-85 loss at Philadelphia on 3/19...Logged 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 100-94 loss to New Jersey on 1/10...Notched 14 points, 15 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 steals in a 110-106 win in Charlotte on 12/23...Tallied 12 points and 14 rebounds in a 112-98 win over Toronto on 12/17...Scored 8 points and snared 12 boards in a 108-99 win in Detroit on 11/28


Totaled 17 points (8-11 FG), 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots against the New Jersey Nets on 5/3...Posted a career-high of 20 points, shooting 9-of-9 from the field, and 10 rebounds in a 97-86 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on 4/29...Registered 14 points (6-8 FG) and game-highs of 14 rebounds and 3 blocked shots against the Milwaukee Bucks on 4/26...Scored a career-high 16 points (8-10 FG) and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds against the Toronto Raptors on 4/21...Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and scored 4 points in an 87-70 victory over the Chicago Bulls on 4/16...Recorded 9 points and game-highs of 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in a 95-89 overtime victory over the New York Knicks on 4/14...Totaled 10 points (5-9 FG) and team-highs of 12 rebounds and 6 blocked shots against the Cleveland Cavaliers on 4/13...Posted 8 points (3-4 FG), a game-high 14 rebounds and 3 blocked shots against the Indiana Pacers on 3/22...Registered 9 points, a game-high 13 rebounds and 3 steals in a 98-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on 3/14...Recorded 10 points (4-4 FG) and 12 rebounds, for his first double-double of the season, against the Charlotte Hornets on 3/12


Posted 6 points and game-highs of 13 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 blocked shots in a 112-95 win over the Boston Celtics on 4/18...Registered 7 points, a team-high 10 rebounds and 4 steals against the L.A. Lakers on 3/29...Matched his career-high with 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against the Vancouver Grizzlies on 2/14...Totaled a career-high 10 points, 13 rebounds and 3 steals against the Orlando Magic on 2/5...Recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds and a career-high 4 blocked shots in a 113-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on 2/2...Posted 8 points, a career-highs 13 rebounds and blocked 3 shots in a 102-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on 1/30...Grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, in his first career NBA start, against the Indiana Pacers on 1/27


Wallace saw only limited action as a reserve for the Bullets in his rookie season...He appeared in 34 games, averaging 1.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.8 minutes. One of his key contributions came in a come-from-behind 99-95 victory at Miami on March 6 when he hit all three of his field goal attempts for a season-high six points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots in the fourth quarter...He played double-digit minutes in each of Washington's first five games, but only twice after that. He twice grabbed 10 rebounds, in the season-opening 96-92 victory at Orlando on Nov. 1 and in a 102-87 loss to Charlotte on Nov. 8...Although he was on Washington's playoff roster, he did not appear in any of the three games against the Chicago Bulls.


Wallace led Virginia Union to the Division II Final Four and a 28-3 record, averaging 12.5 ppg and 10.5 ppg. He shot .500 from the floor and averaged 3.68 bpg in 31 games.