SYRACUSE — Syracuse is retiring the jersey of former basketball standout John Wallace.

Wallace's No. 44 will be officially retired in a ceremony on Feb. 29, 2020 when Syracuse hosts North Carolina. Wallace is the 15th player to be so honored, joining a list that includes Carmelo Anthony, Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Billy Owens and Dwayne "Pearl" Washington.

Wallace hosts an annual basketball clinic in Dolgeville, sponsored by the Gehring-Tricot Corporation — which has a manufacturing plant in Dolgeville.

A prep star at Greece Athena High School near Rochester, New York, Wallace's best season in college was his final one in 1995-96 when he led Syracuse to the national championship game. He averaged 22.2 points and 8.7 rebounds and earned second-team, All-America honors. He also set a school record for points in a season (845).

Wallace finished his Syracuse career ranked third in scoring (2,119) and rebounding (1,065).

After being drafted No. 19 by the New York Knicks in the 1996 NBA Draft, Wallace spent time with the Toronto Raptors, the Detroit Pistons, the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat during his seven-year NBA career.