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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jonathan Wallace Admitted to Georgetown Law

The Washington Post reported today that Jonathan Wallace has been admitted to the alma mater of the IPB and me, Georgetown Law. Congratulations, Jonathan! Let's hope he ends up there and not settling for Virginia or Harvard like Jester or Johnny.

Above and Beyond
Wallace is still a popular figure at Sparkman High, where he was the student government president and his father, Manuel, is the principal. Tiggs estimates that 150 to 200 members of the school and local community will make the 90-minute drive to Birmingham for the game, and Wallace managed to scrounge together more than 20 tickets to cover the various family members who will attend. They'll see someone who has matured both on and off the court. Wallace, an English major, has already been accepted to Georgetown's law school, which is considered to be one of the best in the country. "He's still Jonathan," Tiggs said. "What makes us proud of him is Jonathan the person. . . . He's still an ol' country boy from Alabama. I think we're all excited for the opportunity to have him back home."


donald said...

Wow. That's quite impressive. You guys? Law school? I wouldn't have thunk it.

Just kidding.

Congratulations to Jon Wallace. That's one impressive young man.

IPB said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great post Diamond!

While I would love nothing more than to see Jonathan at my alma mater, I'm hoping he can defer for several years until his after his NBA career concludes. I see no reason why he can't play in the NBA and make his way on to a roster. If Steve Kerr could find a home in the league, why couldn't Jonathan? Would love to see him in Celtic Green. Perhaps Danny Ainge can work some more second round magic by selecting Jonathan (his selection of Glenn "Big Baby" Davis with the pick secured from Seattle as part of the Jeff Green trade may turn out to be a master stroke in a few years--this selection is worthy of its own separate post, so more on this another time).

Diamond_Mike said...

I should note that Jon would be the second Hoya JTIII sent to an elite law school. Amadou Kilkenny-Diaw is currently at Virginia. But I have to agree with IPB that I would love to see Wallace try to extend his playing career. I wonder if he will follow the path of Esh and be a graduate assistant for JTIII while at Georgetown Law.

Jester of Magellan said...

I just hope that J-Wall shows enough good sense to avoid going to the law school of a Big East rival.

Rutgers? C'mon Stallion, you're killing us!

Diamond_Mike said...

Well, let's not get hysterical. "Rival" to describe Rutgers is pretty kind. I'd rephrase as follows: "I just hope that J-Wall shows enough good sense to avoid going to the law school of a Big East doormat or rival." That way we include Cuse, Nova, Notre Dame, and UConn, as well as Seton Hall and Rutgers. In any event, didn't Stallion's connections help us land tickets to the Georgetown game at the RAC? Sometimes it helps to have spies in the enemy camp.