Could John Wall enter this year's NBA draft?
Scary thought: One of the most impressive players at the Nike Hoops Summit was Leslie McDonald, i.e. UNC's "other" recruit — the fifth member of the '09 recruiting class and only one that wasn't a McDonald's All-American.
McDonald, a shooting guard, was one of three ACC signees on Team USA, which lost to the World Team, 97-89. Raleigh's John Wall drew the headlines, with 11 assists and five steals, but there's plenty to read about McDonald, Duke's Mason Plumlee and UNC's John Henson in the NBADraft.net article.
Raleigh Word of God point guard John Wall scored 13 points, set the game record with 11 assists and tied the game record with five steals in the United States' 97-89 loss to an international all-star team in the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore.
RALEIGH — The N.C. State athletics department has told a university student to shut down a Facebook group urging highly touted basketball recruit John Wall to commit to the Wolfpack program.
The university's compliance office for NCAA issues, Michelle Lee, sent a cease-and-desist letter to the N.C. State student this morning. The letter cited concerns that the "John Wall PLEASE come to NC STATE!!!" group launched on the popular social networking site constitutes improper contact with a prospective student-athlete, according to NCAA bylaws.
John Wall, the nation's top-ranked high school basketball point guard, said this morning there have been no changes in his recruiting status in the last week or so.
Wall said he still had N.C. State, Duke, Memphis, Baylor, Kansas, Miami and Kentucky on his list of posssible schools.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams contacted Wall last week, calling from the Final Four in Detroit, but Wall said he had not spoken with Williams since.
John Wall, the nation's top-ranked high school basketball point
guard, said Thursday morning there have been no changes in his recruiting status in the last week or so and that North Carolina still is not recruiting him. He said he has no leader among the seven schools on his list.
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Memphis' promotion of Josh Pastner, who's close to Brian Clifton, certainly doesn't hurt the Tigers' chances of landing Raleigh Word of God point guard John Wall.
From Preps Now:
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams called top-ranked point guard John Wall on Thursday night, but Wall said the Tar Heels are not recruiting him.
"It wasn't anything major," Wall said. "He just called to check in, see how I was doing, what was going on. It's nothing big.
"North Carolina is not recruiting me right now."
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