It's not fair to pin the hopes of an entire basketball program on one player, but N.C. State could really use John Wall. SI.com rehashes the details of Wall's journey from unknown to the third-rated prospect in the Class of 2009.
Here's the Reader's Digest version: Wall, a 6-3 point guard, is a fifth-year senior at Word of God in Raleigh. He began his high school career at Garner and ended up at Broughton, where he was cut from the basketball team. Last summer, he skyrocketed up the recruiting boards with a strong summer camp performance.
Enter the Wolfpack, desperate for a point guard, not to mention elite talent, and who have already secured the rights to forward C.J. Leslie, Wall's Word of God teammate and the 13th-rated prospect in the Class of 2010.
Wall's college list, according to Scout.com, includes Kentucky, Memphis, Ohio State and the Wolfpack.