TAMPA - The University of South Florida mourns the loss of former men's basketball player Doug Wallace, who died on Saturday, May 21 in Miami.
"Doug was a remarkable student-athlete on and off the court," said Barry Clements, Sr. Associate Director of Athletics at USF.
"He thrived on always getting better for the sake of the team. He was very courageous, and a true competitor who loved a tough situation. Doug was a friend to his teammates, whose respect he earned because of his sacrifice and commitment."
One of Wallace's most memorable moments was hitting a baseline buzzer- beating jumper on Jan. 9, 1985 as USF beat Florida State in the Tallahassee Leon Civic Center.
From 1984-87, Wallace, a 6-8, 225-pound forward, scored 1,009 career points for the Bulls, and led USF in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots as a senior in 1986-87. His averages that season included 13.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. The native of Miami also paced the club in scoring as a junior with 11.6 ppg. A product of Jackson High School, he is one of eight players in the program's history to score 1,000 points and pull down 600 rebounds.