John Wall was born in 1990 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was raised by his mother, Frances Pulley. Wall was nine years old when he tragically lost his father, John Wall Sr., to liver cancer. For high school, the point guard attended Garner Magnet High School and Needham B. Broughton High School before settling on Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh. At Word of God as a fifth-year senior, he averaged 19.7 points, over eight rebounds and nine assists per game. After leading the Holy Rams to the North Carolina Class 1A state championship, Wall was ranked as the 2009 No. 1 overall high school prospect by Rivals.com. As an NBA star, Wall is very active with community service through his own John Wall Family Foundation (www.johnwall2.com). He hosts an annual Back 2 School giveaway, which provides students in his hometown of Raleigh and Washington, D.C. from grades 3-8 with school supplies. Wall actively supports 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. The veteran point guard is also a fixture at Wizards Basketball Camps and community events, including "Salute To The Stars" and the annual "Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery". Learn more via @JohnWall on Twitter and Instagram.