NBA Draft Edition: John Wall

June 16th, 2010 by Del Choc Leave a reply »
John Wall
195 lbs
19 years old

Dubbed as the Magic Johnson of the iPod generation, John Wall is an eye-popping point guard because of his length and quickness. Point guards that are this 'proto' just don't walk through the YMCA often. I know most basketball junkies go straight to the reference of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. He's like a mix of those two superstars.

I was in denial at first, but after focusing on him and seeing the current point guards in the league, I understand.

Pick a berry out the tree for a moment and focus on his defense. Lets say Tony Parker is elite at one thing, speed. Agree? Now you have a 6'4" guard that can contact the rim quicker than Derrick Rose from the perspective of defensive sets. Now, play a film in your head of Wall's muscle memory cutting off Tony Parker every time he attempts to bypass. If it works, lets just say Parker's 'workin' just to get by. It ain't 'happenin.' Flat-out.

Wall is quicker than those you would expect to have that advantage. Yet he's too slippery for bigger guards to contain. He's a master at improvising on both ends. That bloc ...

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