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John Wall rated #5 point guard on the planet…kind of


There might be no one walking this fine planet who has heaped more hyperbole on UK freshman point guard John Wall than yours truly. I’d feel guilty about it if I wasn’t 100% confident that it was deserved and that he’s destined to be a college and NBA superstar. Dime Magazine, however, sees my hype and kicks it up a notch. They’ve rated the top 10 point guards of the past season and ranked Mr. Wall at #5, just behind Chauncey Billups, former Cat Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose and Tony Parker. The author makes it clear that it’s not necessarily a ranking of the best players of the past season, instead choosing to rank them based on overall impact on the game at their level or their overall season. It seems like a pretty pointless list I guess but it’s never a bad sign to see Wall’s name ranked ahead of Chris Paul and Deron Williams.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

20 responses to “John Wall rated #5 point guard on the planet…kind of”

  1. Waitin' on 8

    I wonder which weaker NBA teams we could beat this season?

  2. GoCats2010

    1. I’m for a neutral site game against the Memphis Grizz

  3. BigCatDaddy4263

    Grizzlies, clippers, trailblazers, those are three that I know we could beat…

  4. Waitin' on 8

    Good grief… what is it with Evony and VERY large chested women???

  5. EyewearMan

    It’s only hype till they get here. In the below video seeing Jared Prickett, I remember Pitino said that JP could be the next Larry Bird! Let’s wait and see what the year ahead says before we go crazy!

  6. I'm Just Sayin

    Cal says big announcement coming this afternoon.

  7. votedmostlikelytokickurazz

    6 – Where did you see or hear that statement from Cal?

  8. Waitin' on 8

    7) Twitter. I think Cal will announce that he’s running for President in the next election!

  9. MIDDAY

    Erin Andrews is the new Evony cover girl. wow

  10. EllisUK10

    Rondo? Even with his much deserved success with Boston, I still Wouldn’t list him as top 5 point gaurds on the planet! Maybe top 5 attitudes on the planet

  11. TOMPAV83

    i am confused, wasn’t john wall in high school last season? aren’t all those other guys pro PGs? how the f does this make sense as a list.

  12. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS

    #11–Did you miss this part or just chose to ignore it?

    “The author makes it clear that it’s not necessarily a ranking of the best players of the past season, instead choosing to rank them based on overall impact on the game at their level or their overall season.”

  13. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS

    #3–Trailblazers? Really? I think you under estimate the talent on that team. As for the others–in a 5 game series it would end 3-2 going either direction on the outcome. Okay, maybe not with the Grizz–they are bad. Bobcats?

  14. wildcatswin

    She is distracting >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  15. EllisUK10

    Does anyone think we might be getting the Nike Jumpman logo and endorsment?

  16. HeGetsIt

    13…couldn’t agree with you more. The Trail Blazers are going to be good next year (if they can stay healthy). They beat the world champion Lakers in the season series this year.

  17. C4LisMyH3R0

    I want to read that article on espn.com so damn bad! I’m bout to get a membership, hell with it! Whoevers decision it was to make it a strictly insider read is a genius imo, b/c with this fanbase I guarantee you he made his company a ton of money!

  18. claw

    I am ready to start my journey young lady and your Lord knows just where to start…nevermind. just thinking about the point guard situation, if we still had Coach Billy Clyde http://apudgeisasandwich.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/uhoh.jpg our starting PG next season would be either G.J. Vilarino or Konner Tucker.

  19. adam1030

    John Wall to UK!!!! GD next year is going to be so f’n awesome! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  20. r_cole

    Hey guys dont get me wrong John Wall is an amazing basketball player and we be outstanding in the NBA but do you all really think he should be ahead of Chris Paul and Deron Williams this early in his career?