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WWU basketball gets football transfer from EWU

Brad Wallace, who played football at Eastern Washington University last fall and was the 2013 Class 2A state boys basketball Player of the Year at River Ridge High School, will transfer to Western Washington University this fall to compete in men’s basketball for the Vikings. Making that announcement was WWU head coach Tony Dominguez.

“We are very pleased to have such a versatile player such as Brad join our program,” Dominguez said in a news release. “He combines both athleticism, scoring ability, and overall toughness to be a complete player.

“Brad has the character and work ethic that we want our program to continue to embody. And he brings great experience and just an overall sense of toughness that we believe will enhance our program”

A 5-foot-11 guard, Wallace attended North Idaho College as a freshman, helping the 2013-14 Cardinals to a 20-10 record. He made five starts, averaging 22.0 minutes, 9.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 48.7 percent from field, including 44.2 percent (53 of 120) from 3-point range and 76.9 percent at the free throw line.

Wallace then transferred to EWU where he played football as a wide receiver and running back for the Eagles. He saw action in two games on a team that won the Big Sky Conference championship.

Wallace earned 12 letters at River Ridge High, four each in football, basketball and baseball.

Besides being the Class 2A state Player of the Year in basketball, Wallace was a twice The Olympian Area Player of the Year. He averaged 28.0 points for the Hawks as a senior, scoring 30 or more points in 10 games with a high of 44.

A three-time Evergreen Conference MVP, Wallace played on teams that reached state as a freshman and sophomore, took four district championships and captured three conference titles.

Wallace also earned all-state, all-area and all-league honors in football and baseball.