John Wall is going into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the upcoming Class of 2017 to be inducted later this year.
Wall is a unique entry into the Hall, as you well know, considering he wasn’t even in Lexington for a full calendar year before he left for the NBA and was drafted first overall by the Washington Wizards in 2010. But in that one basketball year at Kentucky, Wall shattered records and earned the program’s first national player of the year award, as well as several other awards, accomplishments and accolades.
Today, in speaking at a press conference about his new supermax contract with the Wizards, Wall was asked by CSN Mid-Atlantic about his Hall of Fame induction.
“It’s an honor, it’s a blessing,” Wall said. “A lot of guys don’t get into the Hall of Fame unless they stay more than three, four years. But to be able to do what I did in one year was spectacular.”
Wall also thanked Big Blue Nation, the University of Kentucky, his teammates and coaches for helping him become the point guard he was then and is today.