Ben Wallace is the power forward for the Detroit Pistons. He graduated from Virginia Union in 1996 and was undrafted. He signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards and played there for 3 years, before moving on to the Orlando Magic. In 2000 he was part of a trade that sent him and Chucky Atkins to the Pistons for Grant Hill.

Ben Wallace has become a fan favorite around Detroit. For his play and his crazy hair. Some times he has it all tucked in nicely in corn rows, and other times he lets it flow, which results in about a foot long afro. He is the only player in NBA history to have two different bobble heads modeled after him, one for each hair-do.

Ben is a tenacious rebounder and a stingy defensive player. He is the heart and soul of a resurgent Pistons team. In the 01-02 season he led the league in rebounds and blocked shots. Becoming only the fourth player ever to do that. Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bill Walton are the others. Ben is the only non-center out of the group. Ben was named the 2002 NBA defensive player of the year.

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