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You Won’t Believe What John Wall Said About Himself

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In the last few seasons, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has thrust himself into the conversation as one of the top players at his position. He has averaged a double-double in each of the last two seasons while earning an All-Star selection in each of the last three campaigns. Although he has put up impressive numbers over that span, Wall stated in a recent interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical that his new head coach Scott Brooks believes that he has yet to tap his potential.

“He told me I haven’t reached nearly my potential and that’s something I like to hear, because I haven’t. I’ve just showed glimpses of what I can be.

This is may be nothing more than Brooks trying to get the most out of his player, but there’s does lie some truth to the matter that he can further hone his craft. Wall is a seasoned veteran with six years in the league under his belt, but he’s only 25 years old. He’s still a few years away from hitting his physical prime, which gives more reason to believe that there’s still much room to grow.

He’s coming off his most productive individual season that saw him post career highs across the board with 19.9 points, 10.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and shot 35.1 percent from three-point range. The former first overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft recently underwent offseason knee surgery,  but is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery. This could be a minor cause for concern, but with his youth on his side Wall could have his best days ahead of him.

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