Builder basketball player inspires both on and off court

By Carlos Blocker

Staff reporter


21-year old senior at Southwestern College, DJ Wallace majoring in physical education, was born in Seattle in 1996, but spent the majority of his life in Dallas.

Growing up, Wallace didn’t have his father around “It was just me, my mom and my little brother. That’s it,” said Wallace.  Attending Duncanville High School, Wallace had a decision to make, but it was clear that he was in love with the game of basketball.

Shortly after Wallace started getting recruited to play ball, as he began to get looks from all over, but couldn’t get in due to low SAT scores, so he ended up settling at Ecclesia College for a year before transferring to SC.

Joining the Moundbuilder men’s basketball program, Wallace earned a starting spot on the team as he eventually became a member of the 1000 point club at a home game this year versus Tabor College. Besides basketball, Wallace enjoys playing video games with teammates on his team. “I love playing Madden, NBA 2K18, and Call of Duty,” said Wallace.

Wallace also takes an interest in music and wants to learn how to make beats for a side hobby. Once basketball comes to an end, he would like to become a basketball coach and a teacher, which is why he is majoring in physical education. Wallace also works at the daycare in Winfield due to his passion for helping out the younger generation.

Since Wallace has been here he feels nothing has really changed. “I’ve been here for two and a half years now and it’s pretty much been the same, except the amount of people we have, but I like it,” said Wallace.

This is Wallace’s last year at SC and he plans to finish his basketball career off with a bang, planning on having another appearance at the KCAC championship again this year.

Wallace will be missed by many on and off the court as he will always be remembered at Southwestern College, a member of the 1000 point club.


Carlos Blocker is a freshman majoring in communication. You may e-mail him at


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