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John Wall

Born:  September 6, 1990

Birthplace:   Raleigh, NC\

Zodiac Sign:  Virgo

Career and Life

Johnathan Hildred Wall an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was chosen with the first overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft by the Wizards after playing one year of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Wall plays the point guard position and is a five-time NBA All-Star. He was named to his first All-NBA Team in 2017.

Wall is known for being one of the fastest players in the NBA. Wall's results at the draft combine of 10.84 seconds in the lane agility drill (combine best that year) and 3.14 seconds in the 3/4 court sprint (second-best that year) demonstrating horizontal and vertical quickness. Despite only being a point guard-average 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) listed height in shoes and 6 feet 2.75 inches (1.90 m) barefoot, Wall possesses a 6 feet 9.25 inches (2.06 m) wingspan, slightly larger than the average for a point guard.

Relying on his speed, Wall focuses on driving to the basket and sparking fast transition play. Wall is also a skilled passer, averaging over 10 assists a game for the 2014 through 2017 seasons, and 9.2 overall for his career. In the earlier stages of his time in the NBA, Wall was criticized for the amount of turnovers he committed, being dubbed "very turnover prone". While increasing his assist to turnover ratio in later years, Wall's TOPG has increased to 4.1, his mark at the conclusion of the 2017 season. Despite Wall's shooting percentages hovering slightly below league average except for free throw shooting (League average is .458/.364/.765 while Wall shoots .433/.321/.790), he has seen his shooting largely improve throughout his NBA career.

In 2013, after signing a five-year contract with the Wizards, Wall purchased a home in Potomac for $4.9 million. The two-acre property, which has eight bedrooms, six garages, and 17,980 square feet, was selected to accommodate Wall's mother, siblings, and guests.

In 2016, Wall received the Stewart B. McKinney Award for his work to end homelessness after he donated $400,000 to Bright Beginnings.

Wall signed a 5-year endorsement deal worth $25 million with Reebok in 2010, then moved to Reebok's parent company Adidas in 2013. He signed another 5-year deal with Adidas in 2018. In May 2017, Wall signed on as a brand ambassador for New Era caps.

Wall's son, Ace Wall, was born December 6, 2018.


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