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John Wall from University of Kentucky

Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. Or John Wall was born September 6, 1990 in Releigh, North Carolina.

He is an American professional basketball player that currently plays for the Washington Wizards in the NBA. He also played for the well-known elite team Kentucky University. He is known for his quickness, passing ability, athleticism, scoring ability and explosiveness. He also played for Garner Magnet High School and Word of God Christian Academy. In the 2010 NBA Draft, he was chosen by the Washington Wizards as the #1 pick.

His fame started since his highschool basketball career. He played for Garner Magnet High School in his first two years in highschool. His family moved to Raleigh in his sophomore and repeated his 2nd year at Needham B. Broughton High School. He was cut from the NBHS basketball team because of his attitude-related issues with the team though he had an amazing tryout performance.

Because of that, he moved from Broughton to Word of God Christian Academy. In 2007, in his 2nd year, he was invited to join the 2007 Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia where he was known for his performance with 28 points against the team where the former #1 player of the nation Brandon Jennings played. He also joined the Elite 24 Hoops Classic in 2008 which he co-earned the MVP award along with 3 other players.

His fifth year senior was in 2009 where he averaged 19.7 points, 9 assists and over 8 rebounds per game as a member of the Word of God Christian Academy and ranked as one of the top and best highschool basketball players in his class or batch.

He led the team to North Carolina 1A state championship but defeated by United Faith Christian Academy with a buzzer beater 56-53. In 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, he participated and scored 13 points, 11 assists and 5 steals. He also played in 2009 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden.

His college career started in 2009 when he committed to the Kentucky University. The Big Blue Nation had its event in introducing their roster for the basketball men team where John Wall’s famous John Wall Dance happened.

It was surprisingly famous, in fact thousands of people all over the world made their own version of the John Wall Dance where turns his right arm in a bicep flex and rotating his hands it and out. In his college career, he played for 1 season where he averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds per game.

Actually when he was in Highschool, his basketball skills and standards were qualified in the NBA but the rules stated that a player should turn 19 during the draft and should have a year removed from their regular highschool class.

In 2010, he was drafted to play for the Wizards in the NBA. In the summer league, he had a tremendous performance with an average of 23.5 points, 7.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. With this average he was named the Most Outstanding Player in that summer league in Las Vegas. His first game with the Wizards, he scored 14 points, 9 assists and 3 steal in their loss to the Orlando Magic.

His third game gave him the chance to tie the franchise record of nine steals and became the second player in NBA history to garner 9 assists or more in his first three games. November 10,2010, he had his first triple double and became the second rookie to record a triple double along with the great Magic Johnson. He is also the third youngest player to have a triple double.


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