The story of John Wall is one of the most compelling stories that you’ll ever find

John Wall
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In June of 2007, Wall—a rising junior—had no scholarship offers and wasn’t ranked. Relatively unknown outside of his hometown of Raleigh, NC, the 6-4 guard took an 18-hour drive to Chicago looking to make a name for himself at one of ’s tryouts. It was there where Wall would go from having no name to instant fame, and go from being unranked to eventually climbing to the top spot of his class and getting drafted as the top pick of the 2010 Draft.

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