Tribute to A-Wall

I have received several reports that Austin Wallace’s knee injury will sideline him for the remainder of the season. Not only that, but it would appear that due to the serious nature of the injury, multiple operations will be necessary, possibly ruling out next season as well.

After his redshirt year last season, and now possibly two seasons of inactivity, I feel very sorry for Austin and what this means for his career at Pitt. His short playing time this season (12 minutes) could be all that he gets, unless he were to stay and return to action in his senior year. It might be possible for him to qualify for a medical redshirt for this season, but I don’t know how likely that would be.

Wallace has been lauded by Coach Dixon on many occasions for having one of the biggest hearts and best attitudes on the team. He is a hard worker and gives a great positive energy in each game.

As such a young player, with so much hope of improving and getting more playing time, this has to be just devastating. I think it would be great for the Zoo to let Austin know that we appreciate all he has done in the short time he has been here.

Please leave a comment after this post and then after a while I’ll send it to him.

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7 Responses to “Tribute to A-Wall”

  1. Keith McBride Says:

    Austin,Both your pre-game cheers and your mohawk have inspired me.The Zoo is in your corner.Sincerely,Keith McBride

  2. Merlin Says:

    Austin-Hope you get better quickly- we need that energy back on the team, it was great to watch you get the Panthers hyped up pregame and I hope you can keep it going throughout the season.-Josh Verlin

  3. Brian Ising Says:

    Austin, good luck to you and get well soon.By the way, A-Wall will still have 2 years of eligibility left even if he does miss this season and all of next season. Also, I would have to think that he could get a medical redshirt and be granted even another year of eligibility if he missed 2 full years.

  4. In My Seat 90 Minutes Before Kickoff Says:

    Austin,The crew at Panther Rants, while normally a sarcastic bunch of dudes, want to be serious for a moment to wish you a speedy and as pain-free a recovery as possible. -Pantherrants.com

  5. Kurt Says:

    Austin,Keep your head up! the road to recovery will be long and difficult. Stay with it!Best wishes!Kurt Nestel

  6. Kaitlyn Koller Says:

    Austin,I’m sorry about your knee. Don’t let it get you down; your excitement and enthusiasm during games are a big part of the Pitt Basketball experience. Hope you feel better soon!~Kaitlyn Koller

  7. Drew Margulis Says:

    Austin,We will definitely miss your enthusiasm and great attitude. Who are we kidding, though? We know you’ll still bring your energy to every game, even if it has to be from the end of the bench. Best wishes on a speedy recovery.Drew Margulis


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