May 15, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) warms up before game six of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: John Wall Finally Gets A Chance

After being snubbed from the Team USA training camp last year, John Wall finally gets the recognition he deserves and is apart of this years Team USA. He joins fellow former Wildcats Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. Cousins was apart of it last year, and Davis one a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics with Team USA, fresh out of his freshman year of college.

John Wall may be one of the most over looked point guards in the NBA. He’s putting up big numbers, especially in assists. He runs his team with the charisma and strength that all coaches desire to have within their point guard. Finally, he has a pretty strong team behind him to create plays for and show his full potential.

dMay 13, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts to scoring against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Washington defeats Indiana 102-79. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Being the only super star on the team proved detrimental for Wall his first few years with the Washington Wizards. They were barely winning anything. However, this year they made it to the NBA Playoffs for the first time in quite a while and actually made it to the Semi-Finals, falling to the Indiana Pacers, but not without a fight. It’s impressive how much of a difference a well led team can change things for the entire franchise.

There is no doubt in my mind that John Wall will fail to make it to the Olympics in 2016 to represent the United States of America. He is the epitome of what a point guard should be and has the character to back up being considered one of the best. He has a bright future ahead of him in the NBA. He is definitely one of the University of Kentucky’s finest alumni.




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