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Famous Athlete Project
Transcript of Famous Athlete Project
Famous Athlete Project
John Wall was born September 6, 1990 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wall is the son of Frances Pulley and John Carroll Wall, Sr. When Wall was 8 years old, his father was released from prison but died of liver cancer a month later, on August 24, 1999 at the age of 52.
John Wall Mother & Father
Where John Wall Was Born
High School Career
Wall played his first two years of high school basketball at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina. After his second season, his family moved to Raleigh and Wall repeated his sophomore year at Needham B. Broughton High School. Wall transferred from Broughton to Word of God Christian Academy.
Wall was originally recruited by the University of Kentucky, Duke University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Kansas. Wall committed to attend the University of Kentucky on May 19, 2009.
SEC Player of the Year
All-SEC First Team
SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC All-Tournament MVP
SEC All-Tournament Team
NABC Division I All-District 21 First Team
NABC Division I All-America First Team
USBWA All-America Freshman of the Year
USBWA All-America First Team
USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year
USBWA All-District IV Team
AP NCAA All-America First Team
AP NCAA All-America Co-Freshman of the Year
Sporting News NCAA All-America First Team
On April 7, 2010, Wall announced that he would refrain his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft, where he was expected to be the first overall selection for the Washington Wizards.On May 3, Wall signed with agent Dan Fegan.
On June 23, 2010, Reebok revealed Wall as its latest signing, casting him as the face of its latest basketball shoe, the ZigTech Slash. On June 24, 2010, Wall was drafted as the first overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft. On June 25, 2010, Mayor Adrian Fenty of Washington D.C. declared June 25 as John Wall Day on a plaque handed to John Wall during his Washington Wizards' presser.