Former Wildcats in the NBA: John Wall Edition

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John Wall is leading the Washington Wizards through one of their best seasons. Since the 2010-2011 season, the Wizards have ending their season going 20-59, 20-46 and 29-53, so they are on track to obliterating their previous records. The Wizards are also the only team in the NBA to have beaten the Heat, Thunder and Blazers by double digits, through the strong leadership of point guard and former Wildcat, John Wall, who is proving to be one of the best point guards in the NBA.

John Wall leads the Wizards in points, assists and steals, averaging 20.0 points per game, 8.5 assists and 2.1 steals. Wall is also averaging the most playing time for the Wizards. Although Wall was snubbed from being picked for Team USA, Wall was chosen for the NBA All-Star team as a reserve, and will take part in the dunking contest.

Wednesday night, Wall had a strong night against the San Antonio Spurs, losing in double overtime. Wall scored 29 points, grabbed 4 steals, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and limited himself to 4 turnovers and 1 personal foul. A solid stat line for a point guard.

As John Wall is getting older, his game is getting stronger. Playing with the Wizards after the first few seasons didn’t seem too promising or fun for Wall’s future, nothing they were doing was working. As he improves, the Wizards are improving as a team and winning more games. It’ll be interesting to see their final record this year and compare it to the previous years, it could be one of their best years yet. Wall’s career is looking promising and the Wizards could soon be a playoff team if they continue to improve and mend together as a team. Former Wildcat, John Wall could be the turning point for the entire franchise, now that’s impressive.

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