hate to nit pick on john wall but...............
yes he is playing out of this world and is in the running for player of the year but at what point does the turnovers become a problem?..right now hes playing so well and they are winning that it isnt a issue but in the long run this could hurt the team say in march when its one and youre done. no one says to much about it because hes playing so well and they are undefeated( like a qb who's team keeps winning and he puts up good numbers but alot of turnovers. eventually it bites you in the butt). even with this hes gonna be the top pick but im pretty sure its in the back of calipari's mind
Very true. I think he's playing the best, as is easily the best "prospect" in the 2010 class, but in the NBA it's going to take him time to adjust to the game. Right now his game is very dependent on his athleticism, and that is going to become a problem as they start playing tougher competition. I think he's going to have 1 or possibly 2 games where they lose and he has like 9 or 10 TO's.
This is why I consider Wall to be the Vince Young of college basketball. He'll have some underwhelming stats in some areas, but he wins games because of his athleticism and refusal to lose...
Allen Iverson was the same way early in his career, he averaged something like 4.5 TO's per game in his rookie year, as he too relied heavily on his athelticism at that time. He got it under control after a couple years, but he was always a high turnover guy even when he moved to sg. I think Wall needs to get his TO's down more so than Iverson because I don't see Wall making the switch to sg anytime soon.
yeah thats troublesome because he is turning it over at the same rate iverson was in college. and even though iverson got his down a lil he always turned it over more then a average amount. could that be the same futre thats waiting for wall?
Yeah john wall is the best prospect forin the 2010 class vut he commit alot of turnovers because he isnt good halfcourt he's better fullcourt and relies on his athleticism alone to get every job done right now u cant blame him his team is undefeated but when they play tough teams they might want have that many fastbreak points so he need to work on his halfcourt game and his jumper he still the best point guard prospect since j kidd
his speed makes him lose control sometimes, as hees too focused on getting by defenders
Quincey, you bring up a fine point about Wall that should be addressed now. If Calipari is a great coach maybe he benches him if the turnovers keep happening, it will teach scouts to see how he responds as both a player and a person. No one wants a player with a bad attitude about being benched. Also, Calipari will show Wall whose the boss. Wall is a fine player, but even the finest players need a kicking in the pants. On a side note, I would love to see Wall play another year in college. The rule should be like football 3 years after high school, if a player wants to go to europe so be it. This would make the college game more exciting and allow players to grow. Though that is a whole other debate. Again Quincey, great point to bring up, we can only see what happens.
It's crazy that he's only a freshman and this is all we can drum up against the guy. I think it's important to remember he's a freshman and i think turnovers have a lot to do with experience. I think he'll be a lot better by the time the SEC tourney comes around in a couple of months.
I agree he has had many plays that make you go "wow the freshman does it again." though you can't disregard the point Quincey brings up. I think Wall will go through a struggle where he gets benched and comes back better, yeah better scary how great he is now. Every great player needs a kicking in the pants.