Monday, March 14, 2011

John Wall Making a Name for Himself in the NBA

Former Kentucky star John Wall is making quite a name for himself during his rookie season in the NBA.

Here is an excerpt of comments about Wall from

“He’s definitely one of the best point guards of the game already,” said Nets guard Deron Williams after Wall had a career-high 15 assists against him. “He’s one of the fastest, quickest guys. He’s a smart point guard. He knows how to get others involved.”

To be sure Wall knows how to get others involved. JaVale McGee and Nick Young can point to Wall’s ability to distribute along with their own hard work as reasons for their career numbers this season. Now Wall needs to develop a mid-range jump shot and continue strike the balance with being unselfish and also looking to score.

“When he gets to be a little more aggressive scoring the ball and making those shots he is going to be a handful,” said the Knicks Chauncey Billups.

“Ultimately every point guard is judged by their ability to carry a team down the stretch,” said Saunders. “It’s kind of like a quarterback in football. We don’t think that is going to happen in his rookie year, but he is going to get there.”

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