John Wall donating $1 million of new NBA deal to charity

John Wall - photo by Walter Cornett |
John Wall – photo by Walter Cornett |

’s new max deal with the Wizards comes with a new spotlight on the former University of point guard.

Wall recognized his place as the Wizards’ franchise player Thursday in announcing the five-year, $80 million contact. He’ll donate $1 million of that to Washington, D.C.-area charities.

“And I want to donate my time along with the money,” said Wall, who intends to volunteer in the community where he’s played since the Wizards drafted him No. 1 overall out of in 2010.

Wall hasn’t identified the charities yet — his agent just finalized the deal Wednesday — but he has a while to figure it out.

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