John Wall

John Wall

Basketball Player

Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

Full Name
Sep 6, 1990
6′ 3″
Net Worth


John Wall was born on September 6, 1990, in Raleigh, North Carolina. His zodiac sign is Virgo and his ethnicity is African-American. He attended Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh and was named to the All-State team twice during his high school career. Wall played college basketball at the University of Kentucky from 2009-10, becoming one of the best freshmen in NCAA history and leading the Wildcats to the Elite Eight.

     After leaving Kentucky, Wall was selected first overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft. During his first season with the Wizards, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and earned an All-Star selection in his third season. In 2014, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Wizards worth $80 million. The same year he also signed an endorsement deal with Adidas worth $25 million over seven years. 

Wall has been selected as an All-Star five times since entering the league (2014–18) and led Washington to four consecutive playoff appearances from 2014–17. The 2018–19 season saw him suffer a ruptured Achilles tendon that sidelined him for most of the year, but he returned to action midway through 2019–20 and helped lead Washington to its first division title since 1978–79. In 2020–21, Wall appeared in all 72 regular-season contests for Washington and set career highs in points per game (20.7) and assists per game (9.0).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">John Wall is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 6, 1990, John Wall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends Garner Magnet High School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Wall attended Garner Magnet High School in North Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to the University of Kentucky</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Wall commits to the University of Kentucky to play college basketball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Wall was selected as the first overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Max Contract with Wizards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Wall agrees to a 5 year, $80 million contract extension with the Wizards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">All Star Game MVP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Wall named All Star Game MVP after leading the East to a 192-182 victory over the West.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Houston Rockets</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Wall is traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Work Ethic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Wall has a great work ethic and is always pushing himself to be better. He puts in extra hours to make sure he’s getting the most out of his talents and skills. John Wall also shows great leadership on and off the court.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Passion for the Game</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Wall loves basketball, and it shows in his performance. He plays with energy and enthusiasm that is contagious to everyone around him. He also brings a lot of passion to the game which not only inspires his teammates but also energizes the crowd.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Charitable Work</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Wall is very active in his local community, donating his time and money to various causes. He has been involved in charities such as Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, Literacy Council of Washington, D.C., and more.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Overall Pick in the 2010 NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Wall was selected first overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft. He is the third player from Kentucky to be drafted as the number one overall pick.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Five-Time NBA All-Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Wall has been selected as an NBA All-Star five times, most recently in 2021.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Gold with Team USA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, John Wall won a gold medal with Team USA at the FIBA World Cup. He also played for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Played High School Basketball in North Carolina</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Wall attended Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina where he played basketball and was widely regarded as one of the top high school prospects in the country.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Signed a 4 Year, $170 Million Contract with the Rockets</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2020, John Wall signed a four year, $170 million contract with the Houston Rockets. It is the largest contract ever signed by an NBA guard.</p></div>


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