While John Wall is forced to sit on the sidelines, he’s hitting the books.
The Washington Wizards point guard is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles. Since he cannot be on the court, he’s going back to class. Earlier this week he completed a final exam for a math class at UK.
“I wasn’t happy about it. I didn’t like to study, but you gotta do what you gotta do to get where you want to be,” Wall said.
Wall has two more years of school until he complete his degree requirements. When he finally receives his UK diploma, he’ll fulfill a promise he made to his father before he passed.
“Throughout this season while I’m not playing I’m going to be taking classes and being a great assistant coach,” he said.
“My sister’s the first one to get a degree from my family, I’m trying to be the second one.”
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) August 3, 2019