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John Wall, 2010 NBA draft first overall pick

John Wall

John Wall Biography

John Wall

John Wall playing basketball.[Credit/cbssports.com]

John Wall is a 30 years American professional basketball player. He was born on 6th September 1990, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

His full byline is Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. His parents are John Carroll Wall Sr. and Frances Pulley. Wall also has siblings Tanya Pulley and Cierra Wall.

He is a player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). John’s special talent has inspired many upcoming basketball aspirants.

He has made a positive impact on the history of basketball. In addition, he has bagged several achievements.

John Wall was chosen with the first overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. That was after playing one year of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Wall plays at the position of a point guard. He is also a five-time NBA All-Star and was additionally named to the All-NBA Team in 2017.

John was however traded to Houston in 2020. The basketball icon as well played for High School and College basketball before turning into his professional career.

Professional career

Wall made an announcement in April 2009 that he was not entering the 2009 NBA draft. That was where he was expected to be the first player taken. However, he would attend Kentucky instead.

In the 2010-2011 season, Wall made positive scores. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League. He averaged 23.5 points, 7.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 32.3 minutes per game.

Wall made his NBA debut in a 112–83 loss to the Orlando Magic. He had 14 points, 9 assists, and 3 steals.

On to the 2011-2012 season, John was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.

During the 2012-13 season, Wall, unfortunately, sustained a knee injury. As a result, he missed the beginning of the season.

Upon his return, on January 12, he played against the Atlanta Hawks, scoring 14 points in a Wizards win.

The Wizards, on July 31, 2013, labelled Wall as a designated player, signed a five-year contract extension worth approximately $80 million.

On January 22, 2014, Wall recorded his second career triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 111-113 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics.

Career progression

Season after season, the basketball icon went on making an impact career-wise.

In January 2015, he was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Moreover, he earned his first starting gig after garnering 886,368 votes.

In the same season in March, Wall tied his season-high of 31 points while adding 12 assists. That was in a 113–97 win over the Sacramento Kings.

His good performance impressed many and they continually celebrated him.

After starting the 2015–16 season with six wins over the first 10 games, the Wizards went on a four-game losing streak between November 24 and November 28. Wall averaged 15.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game over that losing stretch, and shot just 33.3% from the field.

Nevertheless, during the 2016-2017 season, John had undergone an off-season surgery on both knees. He was rested in the second of back-to-back night games early that season. That was a way of limiting his minutes.

He however went on escalating career-wise, in a positive way. The basketball guru signed a contract extension with the Wizards. The contract was a four-year affair, worth $170 million.

Unfortunately, Wall missed nine games in late November and early December with a knee injury. Thus, the Wizards went 4–5 in that time.

On 2nd December 2020, John was traded to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook.

In the year 2021, Wall logged his eighth career triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 117–99 win over the Toronto Raptors.

John Wall net worth

According to Celebrity Net worth, Wall has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

“The point guard has earned quite a fortune through his NBA contracts, as his career earning will add up to $184,827,108 after the 2020-21 season, per Spotrac.”

John Wall Salary

Reports have it that John earns 41.25 million USD per year as of 2021.

John Wall

John Wall.[Credit/bleacherreport.com]

John Wall endorsements

According to Forbes estimates, Wall makes $2.5 million annually from endorsements. He is the ambassador of New Era caps.

He also has a running sneaker deal with Adidas after he signed a five-year deal with them in 2018.

John Wall family

‘John Wall isn’t married yet but has been in a relationship with Shante for a long time. The couple welcomed their son Ace back in 2018 and Wall revealed that they’re expecting their second child as well.’

John Wall Foundation and Charity Work

The basketball guru has a foundation dubbed ‘John Wall Foundation’. He has supported causes such as Leukemia $ Lymphoma society.

John Wall social media

John Wall is on Twitter and his handle is dubbed @JohnWall.

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