Wallis Earns Jewish Sports Review Honors For Third Time
St. Louis, Mo., May 6, 2010 – For the third time in his career, Washington University in St. Louis graduate student point guard Sean Wallis has been named to the 2009-10 Jewish Sports Review Men’s Basketball All-America Team, as announced by the publication.
Wallis was joined on the first team by Jon Greenberg (Mass. College of Liberal Arts), Martin Leibovich (Yeshiva), Sam Permutt (Haverford) and Zach Spitz (Penn State Altoona). Former high school teammate Jon Scheyer of Duke University was named to the Jewish Sports Review Division I All-America Team.
Wallis was a first-team All-America selection by D3hoops.com and DIII News, becoming the sixth player in school history to earn All-America accolades in multiple seasons. A first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and D3hoops.com all-Midwest Region honoree, he wrapped up his illustrious career as the UAA and Washington University all-time leader in assists, and is ranked seventh in Division III history with 773 assists. Wallis also finished 13th on the Washington University all-time scoring list with 1,216 points.
The 2010 UAA Most Valuable Player averaged 12.7 points and a UAA-best 7.7 assists per game for the Bears. He also led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6), and was fifth in free-throw percentage (.819). Wallis picked up his offensive game during UAA play averaging 14.2 points per game, including a career-best 29 points in a 92-82 victory at No. 21 ranked Brandeis University on Feb. 12.
The 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III national champions ended the season with a 24-3 overall record, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bears also captured their 10th UAA title with a 13-1 conference mark.