Jermaine Wallace

Jermaine Wallace was an American basketball player. He first started playing basketball his freshmen year in high school at Peoria Woodruff.
He is the son of Charisse Davis a woman of true dedication to her family. He has two daughters, Destiny Wallace born May 17, 2000 and Jazdyn Wallace born September 21, 2005
High school
Wallace went to Woodruff High School was where he put in countless hours to become a better player.
Professional career
Wallace started his professional Career in Mexico. He was invited to play on the team June 2005. After 2 short months with the team they let him go because he was undersized for the center position. In November 2005 he signed a contract to play for the Charlotte Krunk an American Basketball Association (ABA) expansion team making there move up in the league. In an unfortunate event he got injury less than a month playing. He tore his Achilles tendon and would be out the rest of the season. A full year had past and he went back home to Peoria and signed a new contract with another ABA team called the Peoria Kings. About half way through the season Wallace was down again. This time he tore his meniscus in his right knee and would be out indefinitely. He retired December 15, 2007.
Life after basketball
After it came down to it Wallace had enough of the hurt and decided to return to school and forgo his career. He end up graduating from High Point University in August 2005 with a bachelors degree in Sports Business Management. In 2007 he started his Masters Degree in Administration Of Justice and Security. He graduated from the University of Phoenix in July 2008. He is currently working for Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center as a Juvenile Counselor.
Last college words
"The main thing I will take from this experience is that when you work hard good things happen," said Wallace, one of four HPU seniors. "There was a light at the end of the tunnel, and we saw it. We just didn't make it all the way there. But that's what I will take with me in my future, whether I'm playing basketball or doing something else with my life. When you're willing to work hard, you always have a chance to come out on top."
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