In an interview with the Washington Post, John Wall said he’s rooting for the Cats to win tonight, not just for the team or the fans, but for Coach Cal:
“I want him to get his championship. I think he’s been to the Final Four a couple of times. I think they’ve had a great season so far, so to cap it all off, it’ll be good to win a championship,” Wall said. “He never expressed it to me, but you know how much it’ll mean to your coach. Especially after the year that he lost with Derrick Rose, to lose with some free throws down the stretch. We went to the Elite Eight and last year, a team that nobody expected to go far made it to the Final Four and lost to a good UConn team. I think it’s time for him to win one. I think, third time is a charm, so hopefully he can win it.”
Wall also addressed the restless rumors that Cal may go pro after this season, and said if the Cats win, he’d put the chances at 50/50:
“I don’t know right now,” he said. “That was his dream job to coach at Kentucky, so I think he’s excited where he’s at. It’s all up to him to see what he’s going to do, but I think if he wins a championship, it’s probably a 50-50 chance, whatever he wants to do. I think he likes the college scene, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
The interview is pretty in-depth, so go check it out on this long, long day.