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John Wall is Freaky Good

Wall is averaging 19 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists a game for UK.

(Editor’s Note: Catch the #4 Kentucky Wildcats as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers on CBS as we speak. Enjoy the John Wall Show.)

In a young college basketball season that has given us few memorable games to get excited about there is one giant thing that has stood out, John Wall is good.  John Wall is real freakin’ good.

The freshman at the University of Kentucky is leading the Wildcats in scoring (19 ppg) and assists (7 apg). He has been a one man wrecking crew in three different wins for Kentucky, including Monday night’s thriller against #12 UConn. He scored 12 of the team’s final 15 points, including the go-ahead 3 point play.

He has clearly signed up for John Calipari’s popular one-and-done plan which reportedly pays handsomely and includes all lodging and transportation costs. Wall with take his talents, and his free Cadillac Escalade, to the NBA draft at the end of this season.  According to ESPN.com, he even has Prince Bron Bron in his corner:

He won over LeBron James long ago.

“He’s great,” the Cavaliers superstar said Friday night. “He’ll be the No. 1 pick in the draft.”

James has developed a strong relationship with the speedy Wall, who has attended the MVP’s basketball camps in Akron the past few summers. Wall is averaging 19 points per game for the No. 4 Wildcats, who will play at Indiana on Saturday.

“His speed with the ball. He’s like [Chicago guard] Derrick Rose,” James said. “Derrick is much stronger than he is, but he has some of the same athleticism that Derrick has and Coach Cal [Kentucky coach John Calipari] is going to let those type of guys play. He has shown why he came out being the top player in high school and is one of the top five players in college.”

It wasn’t long ago that Wall was cut from his high school basketball team, mainly because of his attitude. “He won’t be cut again,” James cracked. “Unless he’s in a barber’s chair.”

(Heyo! LeBron James everybody! He’ll be here all weekend, please be sure to tip your waitress!)

Speaking of CEO Coach Cal, he is either the world’s great recruiter (and nobody is close to even sniffing his jock strap), or he has developed a Tiger Woods-like ability to cheat.

(Yes! BURN! This is only the beginning folks. Tiger’s name will now be our go-to punchline for cheating, sexting, car accidents, broken windows and weekends in Vegas. Even Mike Tyson feels bad for Tiger, and that’s saying quite a bit.)

Neon was a beast in the paint for the Western University Dolphins.

John Calipari is like Nick Nolte in ‘Blue Chips’ except he doesn’t get caught. I’m also fairly certain that none of his top recruits have required a tractor as a form of payment either.  That must just be a Ricky Roe thing.

On an annual basis Coach Cal leads the country in wins and 5-star recruits who only stay in college long enough to earn 14 credit hours and a 2.1 GPA.

I would love to hear a conversation between Cal and a recruit. I would have to figure that it goes a little something like this:

Coach Cal: Hey son, come to Kentucky. Be a star for a year, make some money, drive my BMW, use my AmEx black card, miss some free throws, and have a good time.

Blue Chipper (Let’s imagine that it’s Butch McRae, also from the emotional cinematic experience ‘Blue Chips’): Coach, my family and I want me to stay in school and get an education.

Coach C: (click)

Blue Chipper: Coach?

Yep. That’s dead on the money.

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  1. Katy
    January 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I’m curious about John Wall’s Escalade too! Does he have time to work a full time job to pay for it?

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