During his fourth season in the league, John Wall made the leap. He put up career highs in points (19.3), assists (8.8), and steals (1.8) during the regular season and his Wizards went 44-38, finishing second in the Southeast. You may have glimpsed Wall’s athleticism through his incredible dunk contest appearance, but it’s his speed, quickness, and basketball sense that makes him a threat on both ends of the floor. Here’s a closer look:
One of the things that Wall has improved is his court vision. Here he zips a pass through two Lakers’ defenders right to his big man Nene for the easy basket. The anticipation and precision of the pass is beautiful.
LeBron might have brought the chase-down block back in style, but John Wall’s speed and ability to elevate and make him ground on defense makes him one of the game’s most likely candidates to chase your shot down.
Run the Floor and Finish
Here, Wall demonstrates his defensive ability, to steal the ball from the defender, and check out his jets. He goes the length of the floor for the lay-up, all in under five seconds.
Behind-the-Back Dribble, Finish in Transition
His handles are sick, as he demonstrates with the behind-the-back dribble in transition for the finish with defenders swarming.
Crossover and Trey
He loses his shot from time to time, but look at how quickly he loses Brandon Jennings here and steps back for the three.
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