A sigh of relief can now be taken by all of Washington Wizards fans as star John Wall was selected by the NBA coaches as a reserve for the February 16th contest. Now in his fourth season, this will be Wall’s first appearance in the game and a much needed confidence booster for the point guard. Wall had an exceptionally busy off-season signing a contract extension with the team that originally drafted him and also training with several of the Association’s all time greats.
The former Kentucky Wildcat has played well above his career averages in 2013-14 with 19.8 points, 8.6 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. These averages prove how hard Wall worked in the off-season and that he’s ready to be the face of the Washington Wizards franchise. As a team, the Wizards have also shown great improvement sitting at 22-23 and sixth in the Eastern Conference. Wall will be the team’s first All-Star since the duo of Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler participated in the festivities all the way back in 2007.
Wall’s selection is very well deserved and should be the first of many awards for the fourth year man. Speaking for all Washington fans, we wish John Wall the best of luck, as he takes on the League’s best in New Orleans.