After two years in community college and two years at Division II program Virginia Union, Wallace made the jump to the NBA, eventually. He went undrafted but eventually managed to make it onto a roster. Wallace found his place with the Pistons and would be named Defensive Player of the Year 4 times, along with winning a title in 2004.
His mother didn’t have to worry about making any more clothes with Wallace in the NBA. He earned over $90 million during his NBA career. These days he’s a part-owner of the Piston’s G-League franchise in Grand Rapids.