JoJo Wallace Commits to Iona
Last weekend, South Kent 2024 6’3” guard Jojo Wallace, son of former Syracuse star John Wallace, announced his commitment to Iona for the 2024-25 season. He also received an offer from NJIT.
Wallace began his high school career competing in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference for New Milford High School, where he saw success within only a couple of seasons.
In just his first year of high school, he averaged 21 points per game, earning South West Conference All-Colonial Division honors following the season.
Wallace jumped even more onto the map during his sophomore year, as he scored 30+ points during both of the first two games of the season.
He would go on to be named to the 2021 All-South West Conference First Team, and the 2021 CT High School Coaches’ Association Division 3 All-State First Team for his performance throughout the season.
The following summer, Wallace made the decision to transfer to South Kent and reclassify to the class of 2024 to begin competing against prep school talent. He played for the development team during his first year at South Kent, but still saw success, pouring in 34 points in an early-season triumph.
This past season, Wallace competed with South Kent’s first team, and he continued collecting honors, including being named a standout at the National Prep Showcase in November and at the HoopHall Prep Showcase in January. He was named New England Basketball’s Most Improved Player of the Year following the season’s end.
It will be exciting to track Wallace’s progress over the last season of his high school career this year with South Kent, and to watch him compete at the Division I level for the next chapter of his career with the Iona Gaels.