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Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace in 2009.
NameBen Wallace
Width130
CaptionBen Wallace in 2009.
PositionPower forward / Center
Height Ft6|height_in=9
Weight Lb240
NationalityAmerican
TeamDetroit Pistons
Number6
Birth DateSeptember 10, 1974(age 42)
Birth PlaceWhite Hall, Alabama
High SchoolCentral HS (Hayneville, Alabama)
CollegeCuyahoga CC (1992-1994)
Virginia Union (1994 1996)
Draft RoundUndrafted
Career Start1996
Years1   
Team1Washington Bullets / Wizards
Years2 
Team2Orlando Magic
Years3   
Team3Detroit Pistons
Years4   
Team4Chicago Bulls
Years52008  
Team5Cleveland Cavaliers
Years6  present
Team6Detroit Pistons
Highlights * NBA Champion (2004) * 4× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (   ,    ) * 4× NBA All-Star (2003 2006) * 3× All-NBA Second Team (   ,  ) * 2× All-NBA Third Team ( ,  ) * 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (   ) * NBA All-Defensive Second Team ( )

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Ben Camey Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is an American basketball center for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University and signed with the Washington Bullets (later Wizards) as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, Wallace has also played the power forward position and with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers teams.

He has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times, a record he shares with Dikembe Mutombo. In six seasons with the Pistons (2000-2006), Wallace made two NBA Finals appearances (2004 and 2005) and won a championship with the Pistons in 2004.


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