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Houston Rockets | #1 | Guard

John

Wall

PPG

20.6

RPG

3.2

APG

6.9

PIE

11.4

6'3" | 210lb | 30 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Has averaged 18.9 points, 9.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 541 games with 529 starts in nine NBA seasons, joining Magic Johnson as the only players to post those averages in a career... Franchise’s all-time leader in assists (5,282) and steals (976)... Moved into tenth place in Washington's all-time games with 541... One of four players (Thomas, Marbury, Paul) with 9,000 points and 4,500 assists through the age of 26... Joins Oscar Robertston, Magic Johnson, and Chris Paul as the only players in NBA history to average at least 17 points, eight assists and four rebounds through the first 345 games of their career... Has won Eastern Conference Player of the Week seven times in his career... A two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Month... Became the second player in franchise history to make five consecutive All-Star appearances with his selection to the 2018 All-Star Game (Elvin Hayes, 8 from 1972- 1980)... Averaged career highs in scoring (23.1), field goal percentage (.451), assists (10.7) and steals (2.0) in 2016-17 season to earn earned All-NBA Third Team honors and his fourth straight All-Star selection... Became the second player in franchise history to make five consecu- tive All-Star games (Elvin Hayes, 8 from 1972-1980) as he was voted as a reserve for the 2018 All-Star game, but was unable to play due to knee injury...Was a reserve at the 2016 NBA All-Star game, where he recorded 22 points and three rebounds, the most points by a Wizard in the All-Star game since Moses Malone in 1987...Voted as a starter to the 2015 NBA All-Star game... Was named the 2014 Dunker of the Night at All- Star Weekend ... Participated in the USA Men’s Basketball Team mini-camp in July 2013, 2014 and 2015... Joined LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only three players in the NBA to average at least 22.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals from March 1st through the end of the season (2013)... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played March 11-17 of 2013 for the first time in his career... Is one of only four players (Johnson, Paul and Damon Stoudamire) to average at least 16.5 points, 7.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals over the first three years of their career... Became the sixth fastest player in NBA history (124 games) to reach the 2,000 points/1,000 assists plateau...Since steals and blocks became an official stat in the early 1970s, is the fastest player (134 games) to reach 2,200 points, 1,000 assists, 600 rebounds, 200 steals and 90 blocks... Tallied 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds at the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge (2/24/12) as a part of NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando... Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for four consecutive months (January – April, 2011), became the first player in franchise his- tory ever to win the honor in four consecutive months... Named MVP of the 2011 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, and recorded a Rookie Challenge record 22 assists in that game (2/18/11)... Became the third-youngest player ever to record a triple-double, trailing only LeBron James (twice) and Lamar Odom, when he did so at 20 years and 65 days old (11/10/10)... With 29 points, 13 assists and a franchise record-tying nine steals (Capital One Arena record) in his home debut, became the first NBA player to ever record those numbers in a single game... Became the first player in Vegas Summer League history to lead the league in both points and assists per game, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NBA Summer League.

BEFORE NBA

Averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals during his lone season at Kentucky... Set the Kentucky single-game assist record with 16 (11 in the 1st half) in a game vs. Hartford (12/29/09)... Set a new Wildcats single-season assist record (241)... Holds the record for most points in a season by a Kentucky freshman... Was named 2010 Consensus First Team All-American... Won the 2009-10 Adolph Rupp National Player of the Year award... Voted as the 2009-10 SEC Player of the Year and was named 2010 SEC Tournament MVP... Became the first player in Kentucky history to record double- doubles in both points and rebounds as well as points and assists... Led UK to the Elite Eight in the 2010 NCAA Tournament... Scored a career-high 25 points at Connecticut (12/9).

PERSONAL LIFE

Raised in Raleigh, NC, by his mother, Frances Pulley... Lost his father, John Wall Sr., to liver cancer at the age of nine... Hosts an annual Back 2 School giveaway which provides students in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C. and Washington, D.C. from grades 3-8 with school supplies before each school year... Actively pursues community events involving children, and surprised 200 kids with a private autograph signing and a John Wall Holiday gift bag after a game in December, 2010... Is a fixture at Wizards Basketball Camps and community events, including “Salute To The Stars” and the annual “Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery”... Attended Word of God Christian Academy where he averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists during his senior year... Was ranked as the 2009 number one overall high school prospect by Rivals.com... Was featured on the cover of the January 11, 2010, issue of Sports Illustrated and on the cover of the June 28, 2010, issue of ESPN The Magazine...Threw out the first pitch at two Washington Nationals game on June 17, 2011 and April 9, 2013... Has a signature dance, The John Wall Dance, that became a national pop sensation during his freshman season at Kentucky... Is the first-ever Kentucky player drafted number one overall in the NBA Draft... Was a member of USA Junior National Select teams that competed in the Nike Hoop Summit in 2009.