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Ben Wallace is a 6'9", 240 lb. Forward-Center from Virginia Union University who has played for the Washington Bullets (and Wizards), Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Over his career he has averaged over 10 rebounds per game and over 2 blocks per game. Ben was born in White Hall, Alabama. He went to Central High School in Hayneville, where he played basketball, baseball, and football. After high school he played two years at the junior college level at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. He then played at Virginia Union University, where he would lead the Panthers to the Final Four. Before coming to the NBA Wallace played in Italy. On October 2, 1996 he signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic. On August 3, 2000 Wallace was traded to the Detroit Pistons, where he would have his most success. With Detroit he would win an NBA championship, be elected to four All-Star Games and named NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times. Wallace would later play for the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix Suns before signing with the Pistons in 2009. Wallace typically wears his hair as an Afro or in cornrows.