Remember when I showed you the dunk John Wall smashed on Jerry Stackhouse this summer? If you didn’t, just do a search on the blog.
The young fella can ball.
So I wasn’t surprised he did his thing in leading No. 5 Kentucky to a 68-66 win Saturday against No. 10 North Carolina at Rupp Arena.
Early in the game, he crossed over Larry Drew II in the open court for a two-handed dunk and then followed that up with a reverse lay up and a perfect lob pass to Patrick Patterson for a two-handed cram to help the Wildcats build a 19-point first-half lead.
Then he overcame a leg injury and hit two free throws with four seconds left to secure the win and stem off a great North Carolina comeback. Wall finished with 16 points.
Again, the young fella can ball.
Just continue the countdown for him declaring himself for the 2010 NBA Draft. He’s 6-4, got crazy handles, swagger and athleticism, can knock down the 3 and is only going to get better defensively.
Yep, John Wall is definitely in the building.