I like what I see from this kid. If coach Cal schools him the way he schooled Rose will he get even better and live up to the hype? How good will Wall be in your opinion off what you have seen thus far?
the best draft pick since Lebron, he game is uncanny and the best point guard in the last decade of drafts
LOl really Mike?
Have u even seen the last 5 drafts? i have a feeling you're 16 or something. Chris Paul? Deron Wiliams..Do you remember watching them in College or was that before your time. Remember Dee Brown and how he was projected as a lottery pick....With his BLAZING speed and ability to finish...
Wall is good but come on People......LEARN Will you! he has yet to play against real competition. AAU is &$#%#&@! and and so is prep ball. Wait until he plays against grown men who are twice his size.
He is a stick figure compared to rose... needs atleast 20-30lbs. NEeds a JUMP shot. Chris Paul destroyed people with his shot so did Williams and Ray Felton. Even rose had a 3x better shot.
THINK CHILDREN!!!! Wall is Hype right now and will be in the draft all because of Rose when the two are nothing alike.
Here is my take on John Wall. I'll start off by saying he will live up to hype and become a monster player in the NBA. Since he is Rose like, i will make a lot of comaprisons between the two of them. First off Rose is the most athletic pg to ever play in the NBA, but it seems like Wall is quicker, end to end faster and has a higher vert. Wall also has amazing handles like Rose, and tends to overdribble...like Rose. He is bigger, faster and more athletic then one of the best pg prospects ever. He is very raw though. He is lanky, he has good strength but he needs to gain muscle. He can't shoot near Rose and Rose is considered a poor shooter. He is not the playmaker (yet) like Rose and he needs to prove he can lead a team. So we are talking about Rajon Rondo with Derrick Rose' athleticism minus 10-15 pounds. The dude will be fantastic, but it will take a few years to be the franchise changer I see in him.
He has that crazy potential and he seems to have a desire to get better. That is always a good combination.
Wow Mike. Wall is not even the #1 player in the nation by most recruiting services but the best draft pick since Lebron?
he's not quicker than Rose, AND he DEF can't jump as high as rose. He appears to have a sick wingspan though. My prediction:
D rose career> John Walls
If he isnt a better athlete than Rose, its real close. Probably a draw. I dont think he can shoot, but he has the form and touch to develop into a decent shooter. As far as PG skills, he could make better decisions but he is a good passer and I could see him averaging 7-8 assists in the NBA. He has great handles too. A good defender, and I could see him blocking layups on fast breaks much like Rose does. He could get stronger, and probably will. Also, he's 6'2 or 6'3, not 6'4 like he's listed
John Wall is one of the beasts of next year's draft. I think the Rose comparisons are about a draw. The thing that will make Wall the better player is defense. Rose is one of the worst man-to-man defenders at his position. My question is, if Wall turns out to be the PG version of Duncan/Shaq (automatic champion HOF #1 picks) right after a draft where almost every team got their PG of the future and since next year's draft is considered waaaaaay stronger (at least in the lottery portion) does that scenario spell doom for some team or player?
look thats my opinion i knew people will disagree but lets just see how he plays with Kentucky
I think Rose is the reason Wall is getting so much attention and while he may live up to hype I believe Derrick Rose is a better player and will have the better career.
Derrick Rose has always had a solid body and Wall is pretty skinny. Rose has better play making ability and a better jump shot. Wall has a huge wingspan and is a better on ball defended. I'm not sure which of the two is faster
I disagree that Wall is a better athlete. Rose has only shown flashes of his athleticism at Memphis and with the Bulls. In high school he was an absolute freak. I think wall has a bigger wingspan which makes him be able of dunking easier, but Rose has the better verticle
look at Rose's high school clips
Derrick Rose is an athletic freak and my favorite player. Wall is more athletic though, thats what I hear at least from the ESPN stuff on him.
What if the last PG picks never panned out?
I think he's getting super-hyped up....I not saying hes a bust but im not crediting him yet, Sorry we have been down this road before.
I think he's a thug who broke into a house and it very athletic and therefor overrated.
A thug huh??? Do you know him personally??? Since when did youngsters hanging out at an abandon house make them thugs???
Mattisick- So he is overrated because he is a thug and he is very athletic???? Hahahahahahha wow
hell be a top 5 point guard right below Paul, and then when Paul, gets old hell be the best point guard in the nba.
John Wall has all the talent in the world. If he fulfills it, he will be considered with the new athletic and big pg generation that revolutionizes the way the position is being played
After big time recruits like BJ Mullens, DeMar Derozan and Jrue Holliday never really impressed in their first and only year in college i'm gonna wait before i call him the next big thing. John Wall has all the tools to be great and I'm not saying he won't be but I want to see how he competes in a much improved SEC next year. Will he be like Derrick Rose and take his time to the championship game or be like Jrue Holliday and have a quick exit from the tourney?
Wall is alot better than Mullins, Derozan and Holiday
Come on, Everyone cut it out. We see thousand of these Superstar recuits.....I mean give it some time, You guys are saying : top 5 PG, best draft pick since LBJ?
Are you guys crazy? We seen many superstar recruits bust or havent been a good as hyped...lets slow down......
Yes being athletic usually makes people over rated. On April 27, 2009, Wall was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering after police found him walking out of a vacant house in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and two other teenagers were briefly detained and cited, but not arrested. Yes that makes him a thug.
How does that make him a thug? Have you ever made a mistake before? Rhetorical question. You cant pass judgement on anyone that you dont know. At the end of the day, if you walked up and slapped him in the middle of the street he wouldnt know who you were. One runin with the law doesnt make him thug. get real man
No I'm not a thug so I don't go property that doesn't belong to me haha