Washington Wizards’ Rookie John Wall Proves He’s Worthy of Hype

July 27th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The NBA is rarely the talk of the sports world so long after the season has ended. With the Miami Heat cleaning up in free agency and the finals long over, there are very few fresh topics to cover this offseason. For the Washington Wizards, there is plenty to talk about. Especially since they've had the pleasure of watching newly drafted point guard John Wall during the team's Vegas Summer League.

Anyone who was tired of all the hype around Wall should turn away now, because it only gets louder from here.

To get the numbers out of the way, 19-year old Wall averaged 23.5 points, 7.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in four games during the Wizards' summer league. Perhaps it would be wise to take that with a grain of salt, since it is summer league, where defense is virtually unheard of. Also take into account that most of the players don't make NBA rosters for 2010-2011 season.

Even so, Wall made his presence known with his performance, and earned the night off for Washington's final summer league contest. Good thing too, since the Wizards blew a 20-point lead to lose to the Knicks.

Beyond his sheer ability to score and his obvio ...

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