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John Wall is working to finish his degree at UK during Rehabilitation Season

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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.


Article written by Nick Roush

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7 Comments for John Wall is working to finish his degree at UK during Rehabilitation Season

  1. nocode96
    4:22 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    Good for him.

    • Kizzy
      4:49 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

      So the wizard page uses the black power fist lol. Would not surprise me if a White guy did that .

    • nocode96
      6:52 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

      You should probably google“fist of solidarity” and research it’s meaning, and origin. Black people absolutely used it during civil rights movements, as they should’ve, and white people who believed black people were human too (you know, the decent human beings) used it during this time as well. It rose to prominence in the 1930’s during the Spanish civil war, but had been used as a symbol of oppressed people long before that. So in closing, it’s not a “black power fist”, it is a symbol used to unite. A symbol perfectly apt for The Wizards to use in that tweet and color if skin has zero to do with it. Also pretty telling in your comment that “black people” wasn’t capitalized by you, but “white people” was.

  2. CrystalBall
    4:38 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    Blows Bob Knights theory out of the water.

  3. Not Dan Issel
    5:23 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    John, good for you. There are some things in life that you really can’t put a monetary value on. The peace of mind knowing your honored your father and earned that degree is priceless, regardless of whether it actually makes a difference in your financial well being. You are doing something that YOU can be proud of. Stay with it, man.

  4. 4everUKblue
    6:47 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    And that’s how the lifetime scholarship works. See that? We take care of our family for life and I don’t mean the dUKe way, with the duffel bag drop.

  5. blueblue
    9:03 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    Did he mean “…a great assistant coach…” for the Wizards or for our BigBlue???

    That would be AWESOME, so long as the NCAA doesn’t have any issue with it. What other programs could provide such a powerful mentor for young PGs? Ashton, Quickley and Maxie are about to get an education.