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John Wall Biography

Birth Name:
Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr.
Birth Place:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Pro basketball player

Fast Facts

  • As a sophomore at Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC, he was cut from the basketball team due in part to attitude issues
  • Considered entering the NBA draft straight out of high school—since he turned 19 the year of his graduation—only to opt for college
  • Popularized the "John Wall Dance" at Kentucky, with moves inspired by now-deceased hip-hop artist LaShawn Talbert
  • Won SEC Player of the Year and the Adolph Rupp Player of the Year Award, also setting a UK single-season assists record (241)
  • Recorded a 4
  • 0 GPA in 2009 summer classes at UK, followed by a 3
  • 2 in the fall semester and a 3
  • 5 in the spring
  • Tied the Wizards' single-game record with nine steals in his NBA home debut, adding 29 points and 13 assists in an overtime win
  • Posted his first pro triple-double in just his sixth NBA game



    • John Carroll Wall -- Father
    • Frances Pulley -- Mother
    • Cierra Wall -- Sister
    • Tonya Pulley -- Stepsister