John Wall life and biography

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John Wall biography

Date of birth : 1990-09-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-08
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Washington Wizards, NBA Draft

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John Wall is an American basketball player with the Washington Wizards of the NBA. Wall was chosen first overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Wizards. He played for Garner Magnet High School, Word of God Christian Academy, and the University of Kentucky.

Was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NBA Summer League after averaging a league-high 23.5 points and 7.8 assists, along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in four games played…Became the first player in Vegas Summer League history to lead the league in both points and assists per game.

COLLEGE:

Averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals during his lone season at Kentucky…Set the Kentucky single-game assist record with 16 (11 in the 1st half) in a game vs. Hartford (12/29/09)…Set a new Wildcats single-season assist record (241)…Holds the record for most points in a season by a Kentucky freshman…Was named 2010 Consensus First Team All-American…Won the 2009-10 Adolph Rupp National Player of the Year award…Voted as the 2009-10 SEC Player of the Year and was named 2010 SEC Tournament MVP…Became the first player in Kentucky history to record double-doubles in both points and rebounds as well as points and assists…Led UK to the Elite Eight in the 2010 NCAA Tournament…Scored a career-high 25 points at Connecticut (12/9).


PERSONAL:

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina by his mother Frances Pulley…Lost his father, John Wall Sr., to liver cancer at the age of nine…Attended Word of God Christian Academy where he averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists during his senior year…Was ranked as the 2009 number one overall high school prospect by Rivals.com…Was featured on the cover of the January 11, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated and on the cover of the June 28, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine…Has a signature dance, The John Wall Dance, that became a national pop sensation during his freshman season at Kentucky…Is the first-ever Kentucky player drafted number one overall in the NBA Draft.



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