John Wall is “the Shizz” per Sports Illustrated

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The names come tumbling out of his mouth steady and true, as if wants you to know exactly how much thought he has put into what he’s about to say. First come the all-timers: Magic, Isiah, Pistol Pete, Jason Kidd. Then Wall lists today’s gold standard: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose. “There are so many great point guards,” says Wall, the freshman who bestrides college basketball, circa 2010. “I know it’s not going to be easy, and it’s going to take so much work in the gym and studying the game, but my goal is to be the greatest point guard ever.”

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