UTSA alumni Keaton Wallace signs two-way deal with LA Clippers

Luke Lawhorn and Rylan Renteria

UTSA basketball legend Keaton Wallace agreed to a two-way deal with the Los Angeles Clippers for the remainder of the NBA’s regular season.

Following his graduation in 2021, Wallace went undrafted in the NBA draft. However, after playing for the Memphis Grizzlies summer league team, Wallace was selected ninth overall in the second round of the 2021 G-League draft to the Wisconsin Herd.

The 6-foot-4 guard was traded to the Ontario Clippers — the Los Angeles Clippers developmental league — in the middle of the 2021-22 season. In the current season with the Clippers, Wallace has held a season average of 13.7 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

 Los Angeles currently sits seventh in the NBA in team 3-point shooting, making 37.8% of their shots from beyond the arc. Wallace’s 44.7% from the three will give the Clippers guard some possible playing action after the team also signed Russell Westbrook, who is currently shooting 29.6% from three.

 The two-way contract differs from a regular contract as its main purpose is to allow G-League players to audition for a spot on the team by playing with the professional team. Wallace will have the rest of the season to try and prove to Clippers management that he deserves a spot on the roster.

The Clippers, who momentarily sit as the fourth seed in the Western Conference, have 21 regular season games remaining.

During Wallace’s time as a Roadrunner, he averaged 16.6 points per game and shot 35% from the 3-point line. Wallace finished his collegiate career second on UTSA’s all-time scoring list with 2,080 points, just the second player ever to cross the 2,000-point mark. 

Wallace joins Devin Brown and Derrick Gervin as the only Roadrunners to make an NBA team.