Kentucky's Wall Not Betting On The NBA Just Yet
The prevailing thought resonating from Kentucky throughout the year was that talented freshman John Wall was going to be a one and done player. Wall, however, said on Thursday that he has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Kentucky for another year.
Although it seems like a long shot that Wall would turn down the guaranteed money that comes along with being the number one pick in the draft, there is a possibility he will do so. The Kentucky guard reiterated that his decision was not yet made up.
Many believe that Kentucky could lose up to five players to the NBA. Wall said that at least three of those players will all make the decision together. That could result in a similar situation that was seen at Florida a few years ago when top players came back for a shot at another national title.
"When we're (Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe) in the (dorm room) together we ask each other, 'Do you want to go or do you want to stay?'" said Wall, as reported by Yahoo Sports. "That shows you how we're all brothers. We're sticking together because we all wanted to win. We came up short."
Wall sounds like a player who is emotionally spent after an unexpected loss. It may take the star player several weeks before he can clearly make a decision on his future. Wall's head coach, John Calipari says he will not influence the player to come back.
Calipari has a long history of developing NBA talent and then allowing them to leave for the NBA. His approach is part of the reason that he recruits so well, promising to get the player NBA-ready. Kentucky was a number one seed in the NCAA tournament, but was upset by West Virginia on a night in which the Wildcats shot poorly from the field.
April 2, 2010
Posted By Vincent Tapoglia III
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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