Wizards guard John Wall is not going to win Rookie of the Year. That honor is going to do to the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin. But as the season winds down, it's clear the Wizards made the right choice in selecting Wall with the top pick in last year's draft.
Wall has rolled up all sorts of accolades this season. He is the first rookie guard to record 25 double-doubles in a season since Damon Stoudamire notched 37 double-doubles in 1995-96. He is the only rookie in history to record nine or more assists in 10 straight games.
Earlier in the season, Wall became the first Washington player since Rod Strickland in 1998-99 to have five games with at least 14 assists in the same season.
"He's really having a very good season," teammate Nick Young said. "We've had a tough season, but you can tell that he's going to be a very good player in the future."
Wall again displayed his potential Monday, hitting 10 of 20 shots while posting 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
WIZARDS 100, JAZZ 95 (OT): The Wizards survived a fourth-quarter stretch of more than seven minutes in which they scored just two points and missed 16 straight field goal attempts. However, they managed to escape overtime with their second road victory of the season. Washington improved to 2-35 away from home.
The Wizards got another strong effort from their backcourt. John Wall finished with 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Jordan Crawford added 25 points and five boards.
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