John Wall (basketball)

Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. ( born September 6, 1990 in Raleigh, United States ) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association.

High School and College

John Wall attended regarded as very Christian, private High School Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the guard position, he was the best player in his class, and accordingly he moved in 2009 to the renowned College University of Kentucky. Already in his first game, he led the Wildcats with 19 points and converted five seconds before the end of the game-winning shot. In many other games, he put his great potential to the test and won numerous awards. During his first year, Wall scored 16.6 points 6.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.


After the season, he left the university and was selected in the NBA Draft 2010 as number one by the Washington Wizards. There, however, he does not play with the number 11 as in college, but with the 2 since the number 11 has been banned in the Wizards already for Elvin Hayes and is therefore no longer awarded. In 2010 he took part in the NBA Summer League. There he made an average of 23.5 points, 7.8 assists and 4 rebounds. Already in his sixth NBA game he scored a triple -double. He is the third youngest player in NBA history to score a triple double.

On February 19, 2011 Wall took as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend at the T -Mobile Rookie Challenge 2011 part that could decide the rookies with 148:140 for himself, and was elected MVP of the game thanks in part to his 22 assists.

For his playful performance in the first year as a pro Wall All- Rookie First Team was created with the appointment to the NBA in 2011 excellent, as well as second in the election for NBA Rookie of the Year Award behind Blake Griffin.

In his second year Wall started in all 66 games for the Wizards. However, a power explosion remained from his statistical values ​​stagnated. Nevertheless, Wall was invited to the Rising Stars Challenge.

Due to a knee injury that put Wall at the beginning of the 2012-13 season, some games out. On March 22 against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wall distributed 16 assists, reaching a career record. Three days later, in the win against the Memphis Grizzlies, he scored another career record with 47 points. He finished the season with 18.5 points from, 4.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.

On July 31, 2013 Wall extended his contract with the Wizards to 5 years. He will earn $ 80 million dollars. 2014 John Wall was first invited to the NBA All- Star Game. As part of the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 Wall won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Awards and achievements