Former Detroit Pistons star center Ben Wallace will be inducted into the Class of 2021 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Saturday. The former HBCU Virginia Union star won an NBA championship with the Pistons in 2004 and also was a four-time NBA All-Star.
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Wallace began his college basketball career at Cuyahoga Community College before transferring to Virginia Union, where he was a first-team Division II All-American in 1996.
After going undrafted by the NBA in 1996, he played for the Washington Bullets/Wizards and Orlando Magic before becoming a star with the Pistons. The Pistons’ all-time leader in blocks also played for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.