Former Detroit Pistons Star Center Ben Wallace will be inducted into the 2021 class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Saturday.
Wallace and the entire 2021 class will be announced on Sunday at the Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Wallace was best known for his defense as he was four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The former HBCU Virginia Union star won an NBA championship with the Pistons in 2004 and was also a four-time NBA All-Star. He has withdrawn his jersey No. 3 with the pistons.
Wallace began his college basketball career at Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio, before moving to Virginia Union, where he served as the first-team All-American Division II in 1996.
After not being drafted by the NBA in 1996, he played for the Washington Bullets / Wizards and Orlando Magic before becoming a star with the Pistons. The block top Pistons also played for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. Wallace is currently a co-owner of G League Grand Rapids Drive and has coaching ambitions.