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John Wall Doesn’t Think He’ll Play for Team USA

Jul 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA Blue Team guard John Wall dribbles the ball during the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center. Team White won the game 128-106. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA Blue Team guard John Wall dribbles the ball during the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center. Team White won the game 128-106. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA Blue Team guard John Wall dribbles the ball during the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center. Team White won the game 128-106. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

If you want a true view on how deep the guard position is for Team USA right now, take a look at John Wall’s recent comments following minicamp last week. While Wall is often looked at as one of the top 5 point guards in the NBA, there’s a good chance he doesn’t make the Team USA roster, which is something he’s said himself. In an interview with CSNWashginton.com Wall said the following:

“I’ll be out of the picture,” said Wall through a laugh and without any noticeable trace of resentment.

“I’m just being honest,” Wall continued. “Chris Paul has already won one (Olympic gold medal). Steph Curry had an amazing last year and just won the World Cup. Kyrie just won the World Cup. Russell will probably be on the team. They’ll use him as a two-guard.

“So, I probably won’t make it.”

Wall believes Chris Paul and Steph Curry are two locks for the point guard spot with Kyrie Irving getting the nod as the third guard due to his play in the 2014 World Cup and history with Coach K. Don’t be surprised to see Wall use this as a form of motivation and have a stronger NBA campaign if he’s left off the Team USA roster.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

5 Comments for John Wall Doesn’t Think He’ll Play for Team USA



  1. catdaddyd
    5:04 pm August 17, 2015 Permalink

    That will give him time to work on that jumper.



    • John Wall
      5:54 pm August 17, 2015 Permalink

      You must not watch much NBA…..



    • catdaddyd
      11:15 am August 18, 2015 Permalink

      He’s shooting 43% from the field in his NBA career including his layups. So yeah, I’d say work on that jumper.



  2. Jarrod Smith
    5:26 pm August 17, 2015 Permalink

    Plus he knows coach k holds a grudge with John for picking UK over Puke



  3. BtownUKFan
    9:03 pm August 17, 2015 Permalink

    Wall will get his chance. Paul and Westbrook won’t be around forever. Playing for the national team in the off-season is a huge grind and these guys will want the summer to rest.