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Interview with John Wall

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I just got off the phone with John Wall and we discussed his recruitment at this time. Here were his comments:

At this point, where are you in your recruitment?

I am considering a lot of schools. My list right now is Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Baylor, NC State and Miami. I havent really cut the list right now.

There was a report by Bob Gibbons that Kentucky is your leader at this point….would you say that is the case?

No, I wouldnt say that right now. I really like Kentucky and it is a good school and I really like the new Coach. But I dont have any leader.

Are you going to visit Kentucky?

I am not sure. I have already been there on an unofficial visit so I know what the school is like and I dont think much has changed.

Have you spoken with Coach Calipari since he took the new job?

No, I havent. He called me the night before he took it to tell me he was going to take it. I have talked to a couple of the assistants and they just tell me that they want me to go there and that they were moving.

What is it you like about Kentucky?

It is just a great school. They have so much tradition there and the fans love basketball. You cant not like that place.

What do you like about Coach Calipari?

I just like the way he teaches and the way he coaches the game. He lets the players play and do their thing on the court. Plus he gets you ready for the next level, whether you are there for one, two or three years or whatever. At the end of games and throughout he lets players make plays and I like that.

Do you know any of the guys committed to Kentucky like Daniel Orton or Jon Hood?

Yeah I know them a little bit. I talked to Jon Hood this week and he is trying to get me to go there. They are good players.

When will you have a decision?

My goal was to try to have it made by April 18. That is still what I am planning on but now I might wait. I honestly dont know.

Article written by Matt Jones