How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love John Wall

John Wall - AP photo

When John Hollinger debuted his new college PER this week, he revealed something statistical analysts who follow both the and the have noticed for a while now: John Wall’s statistics aren’t all that great.  Wall arrived at as the sure No. 1 pick in the 2010 Draft and proceeded to blow away the hype with his highlight-reel heroics, all the while leading the Wildcats to a No. 1 seed. But it is fellow freshman DeMarcus Cousins, not Wall, who has posted the nation’s best PER and was in the discussion for Basketball Prospectus’ prestigious Player of the Year Award. Meanwhile, granting that the list was heavily biased toward players in lower conferences, Wall did not rank in the PER top 100.

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