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Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

Posted on: April 27, 2009 2:57 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2009 6:40 pm
 

I've had a lot of emails and even phone calls asking about John Wall, so I suppose it's worth mentioning here that there is no indication that the fifth-year high school player declared for the NBA Draft.

The deadline to do so was Sunday.

The NBA will officially release the names Tuesday or Wednesday, and sources have said Wall's name will not be on that list. Meantime, Wall visited Miami this weekend and came away impressed, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels. Still, there's not a person in the industry (outside of Miami) who believes Miami has a legitimate shot at landing Wall, and most believe the smart money remains on Kentucky and new coach John Calipari.

Either way, Wall is expected to trim his list of schools late this week.

Right now, he's still publicly considering at least six.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: John Wall, Miami
 
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Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2009 10:05 am
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

I heard Wall is going to NCCU today to see a traditionally black college and what they have to offer.  At the same time the guys reporting this said this was good news for Duke.  Mostly for 2 reasons - one, no way Wall is going to a school that has been Division 1 for about 2-3 years and is terrible.  Two, Duke and NCCU are like 10 minutes apart and  they said a number of the black students at Duke go to Central for parties and whatnot.  Last thing - supposedly Monday is now when he reduces the number of schools he is interested in



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2009 9:39 am
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

This is getting ridiculous that two top 10 recruits STILL haven't committed yet.  Stephenson and Wall really need to make up their minds so the coaches recruiting them can actually plan out what they want to do next season.  I know Stephenson must be bummed that he couldn't be a Jayhawk, but its becoming an absolute joke that he's now bringing Arizona into the mix along with SJU and Maryland.  I don't think Coach K would really want a sure one and done guy to be a Dukie with Wall, but that's just me. 



Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2009 10:57 pm
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

These Duke and UNC fans crack me up talking about who has more talent... UK probably has more talent than either team that would help Wall plus Wall would lose NO PT to anyone where if he goes to these other schools he will lose some PT one way or another at UK he could potentially play 35-40 minutes a game.  UK will have Patrick Patterson and Jodie Meeks whom I think both will come back throw in DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton, and Jon Hood who are already signed and committed to UK and then don't forget the great recruit from last year with Darius Miller.  If you look at UK they are missing one piece and that is a PG.  And for those of you who say you need a jumpshot to be successful in the NBA are NUTS!!!  Look at what Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo are doing now, look at Tony Parker, Jason Kidd, and these guys are all PG without jumpshots just like Wall he can develop that shot as his career advances so why not go to the one system that will not ask him to take a single jumpshot and if the defense collapses you have weapons all over the place to get yourself out of trouble... Meeks and Hood behind the three, Miller slashes, Orton, Cousins & Patterson downlow or in the high post or at the elbow.  If UK does not get Wall then expect a HUGE HUGE PUSH for Bledsoe who had committed to Ole Miss and then decommitted only hours later, I believe he is waiting to see if Wall goes to UK or not!



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 5:41 pm
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

This kid needed 5 years of high school just to get into Duke.



Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2009 1:55 pm
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

i believe this jon wall kid should go to a big time U. If he thinks he can take little school and when final 4 then be my guess but the main reason i heard he was going to college was to win so why dont o to kansas UNC duke or KY those are the teams that could win sign with one of those schools and go win then go to the pros sounds simple to me.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2009 11:04 am
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

Thats a good point and thats one that I have thought about. If he went to UNC its only for 1 year and then what? You still have a couple of guys that could have started and gotten more experience and could be alot better and lock in for a favorite to win it all again. But then again you always are tempted by such a talent that you almost know you don't have to wait another year or so it could be that with Wall we could win back to back which is rare. I don't know. UNC is still going to be awesome next year. There will not be a better post team in the country and not to mention with Dexter Strickland we are, contrary to the popular non UNC belief, going to be able to shoot outside pretty decently. Even without Wall I think we are final four material next year.


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Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2009 5:21 am
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Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2009 1:22 am
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

its carolina blue, and sinlgler would not even have a spot on our bench. 



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2009 1:19 am
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

ummm...please don't post anything related to sports if you insist on writing this crap.  These schools need to fill their scholarship positions in the interests of competitiveness before the first day of class unfortunately.  Its kind of a set system of filling out your roster.  Although I guess Wall could walk on somewhere if he decides to wait until Sociology 101 starts at 9 am on Monday.   




Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2009 1:13 am
 

Wall did not apply for the NBA Draft

if henderson does stay unc wil still have more talent


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