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Ben Wallace
Wallace with the Pistons in 2009
Personal information
Born September 10, 1974 (1974-09-10) (age 47)
White Hall, Alabama
Nationality American
High school Central (Hayneville, Alabama)
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College
  • Cuyahoga CC (1992–1994)
  • Virginia Union (1994–1996)
NBA Draft 1996 / Undrafted
Pro career 1996–2012
Career history
1996–1999 Washington Bullets / Wizards
1999–2000 Orlando Magic
2000–2006 Detroit Pistons
2006–2008 Chicago Bulls
2008–2009 Cleveland Cavaliers
2009–2012 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2004)
  • 4× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
  • 4× NBA All-Star (2003–2006)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2003, 2004, 2006)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2005)
  • 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2002–2006)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2007)
  • 2× NBA rebounding leader (2002, 2003)
  • NBA blocks leader (2002)
  • No. 3 retired by Detroit Pistons
  • First-team Division II All-American – NABC (1996)
Career statistics
Points 6,254 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds 10,482 (9.6 rpg)
Blocks 2,137 (2.0 bpg)

Ben Camey Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is a former American basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association with the Detroit Pistons. He had his picture on the cover of the ESPN 2K5 video game. Nicknamed "Big Ben", he played the center and power forward positions, and is listed at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and 240 lb (110 kg).

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