Monday, March 30, 2009

Memphis still leads for John Wall

Memphis is still the leader for Raleigh Word of God basketball point guard John Wall.

The 6-foot-4 point guard visited Duke on Sunday and he said he learned a lot about the Duke program from Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski.

"It was great to meet Coach K and talk him to him," Wall said Monday night. "Everybody is always saying what he says or what he thinks, but I was good to talk to him and get the answers to my questions.

"He showed me around campus and we were able to talk very frankly. I learned a lot about the program."

Wall said Krzyzewski told him that Duke program would use him in an offense similar to the one used by the Blue Devils when Jason Williams was the point guard.

"He told me the program had not had a point guard in a while that could penetrate and create," Wall said. "Duke has lots of great players and players who can really score. I would be surrounded by great players there."

Wall said Memphis is still his leader, even though there are questions about head coach John Calipari's interest in the Kentucky head coaching job.

"I talked to Memphis [Sunday] and they said it was too early to know what will happen," Wall said. "I'm waiting."

Wall has Memphis, Baylor, Duke, N.C. State, Kansas and Miami on his list. He has scheduled a visit to Miami on April 22.

Before then, he plans to play for the U.S. team in the Nike Hoop Summit Game in Portland, Ore., on April 11 against the World Select Team. He also plans to play in the Jordan Brand All-American Game on April 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Last Friday, Wall was named as The Associated Press boys high school basketball player of the year in North Carolina. -- Tim Stevens, (Raleigh) News & Observer


Anonymous said...

I think once Calapari "officially" leaves Memphis it will make Duke the frontrunner.

Anonymous said...

Or Kentucky will jump into the lead if they land Calapari.