John Wall: Bleacher Report Exclusive Interview with NBA Draft’s No. 1 Pick

September 27th, 2010 by Emile Avanessian Leave a reply »
On June 24, 2010, the Washington Wizards, fresh off a turbulent (to say the least) 26-56 season, used the NBA Draft's first pick on Kentucky point guard John Wall, a First Team All-American, SEC Player of the Year, and winner of every meaningful freshman honor.

In the storied history of Kentucky basketball, no freshman has ever scored more points in a season (616) and no player, freshman or otherwise, has ever had more assists in a season (241) or in a single game (16). Also, prior to John Wall, no player from the University of Kentucky had ever been picked first overall in the NBA Draft.

The day before the draft, it was announced that Wall had inked a deal to become the face of Reebok basketball, and the first player to wear the company’s latest basketball shoe, the ZigTech Slash, which is scheduled for release on October 15.

The day after he was drafted—June 25, 2010—was declared John Wall Day by the Mayor of Washington D.C.

It was a solid 72-hours for John Wall and his family.

A couple of weeks later, Wall took his talents to Vegas for the 2010 NBA Summer League. Wall played in four of the Wi ...

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