Kentucky’s John Wall Works Out With Washington Wizards As Draft Nears

June 17th, 2010 by stephen riley Leave a reply »
He hasn’t even been drafted yet, but Kentucky point guard John Wall is quickly becoming one of the most popular pro athletes in Washington, D.C. The Washington Wizards hosted a private 30-minute workout for the Freshman of the Year on Thursday with hordes of front office execs and media hounds on hand watching his every move.

With cameras flashing and presidents and owners nodding their heads in approval, Wall showcased the trademark quickness and athleticism that has him projected to become the Wizards’ No. 1 overall selection in the first round of the NBA Draft on June 24.

Following instructions from Wizards head coach Flip Saunders and assistant coach Sam Cassell, Wall raced up the court doggedly as he nailed runners in the lane and sliced through the air for dunks. A few free throws here, some ball handling drills there and Wall had the look of a top prospect as he completed each drill with effortless flair.

The only thing easier than Wall’s workout was the endless amount of questions he answered calmly, at times jokingly, from a large media turnout.

“If the Wizards pick me I’ll come in and try to hel ...

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