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John Wall

Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wall was chosen first overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Wizards. He played for the University of Kentucky. Wall is the son of Frances Pulley and John Carroll Wall, Sr., who was in prison for most of Wall's childhood for robbery with a dangerous weapon. When Wall was 9 years old, his father was released from prison but died of liver cancer a month later, on August 24, 1999 at the age of 52. Throughout his childhood, Wall's mother worked multiple jobs to support Wall, his sister, Cierra, and his half-sister, Tonya. Wall played AAU basketball for D-One Sports. Wall played his first two years of high school basketball at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina. After his second season, his family moved to Raleigh, and Wall repeated his sophomore year at Needham B. Broughton High School. Despite a very impressive tryout, Wall was cut from the Broughton basketball team for attitude-related issues. As a result Wall transferred from Broughton High School to Word of God Christian Academy, also in Raleigh. In

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