A flurry of 2014 prospects are seeing their recruiting stock elevate after strong travel seasons.  Today we make our way to Minnesota for talented Eden Prairie High School Point Guard Andre Wallace, one of the best kept secrets in the country.  We caught up with Wallace earlier this week to get the latest…


In addition to offer from Oregon State, Wallace is beginning to field serious interest from the likes of Baylor, Illinois, Iowa State, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Missouri, and St. Louis among others.  The talented lead guard has seen his recruitment pick up after a stellar travel campaign with the Net Gain Sports program in Minnesota.

With his options likely to expand, Wallace is focusing on a few key factors with each school to help determine the best fit for him.

“A winning program,” Wallace told NY2LASPORTS Thursday night. “A big arena. I like to play in front of a lot of people. I want to have a good relationship with the coach. That’s pretty much it.”

With the early offer on the table, Wallace and Oregon State are beginning to grow closer. The Beavers’ coaching staff are pushing hard for Wallace to visit and will be in town to watch him work out in the near future.

“We’re building a good relationship,” said Wallace. “Me and Coach (Nate) Pomeday having a friend/coach relationship. They want to get me down there to see the campus sometime soon. They’re also going to come watch me workout.

“They were the first school to offer me and they’re a good school, so my interest is pretty high. Just how interested they are in me. They’ve told me a lot about the school and I kind of like it.”

Iowa State has invited Wallace down as well and he says Iowa State has started to come on strong.

“They started talking to me my freshman year,” Wallace explained. “They were contacting me again after July. They want me to come down there and watch the football game on Saturday.”

Baylor has also asked that Wallace visit sometime this off-season.

“They called me,” said Wallace. “They were really interested in me. They like how I can play the wing or the point.”

Equipped with handles, solid breakdown skills, an ability to score off the bounce, nice vision, and range beyond the arc, Wallace is one of the fast rising lead guards in the 2014 class and the talented floor general stands to really see his recruitment elevate over the next 12 months as he continues to improve and develop.

Wallace played with Net Gain Sports during the grassroots season.