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PROFESSIONALLY: Has averaged 18.0 points, 9.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 422 games with 410 starts in six NBA seasons…Joins Oscar Robertston, Magic Johnson, and Chris Paul as the only players in NBA history to average at least 17 points, eight assists and four rebounds through the first 345 games of their career...Has won Eastern Conference Player of the Week five times in his career…Was a reserve at the 2016 NBA All-Star game, where he recorded 22 points and three rebounds, the most points by a Wizard in the All-Star game since Moses Malone in 1987...Voted as a starter to the 2015 NBA All-Star game…Was named the 2014 Dunker of the Night at All- Star Weekend …Participated in the USA Men’s Basketball Team mini-camp in July 2013, 2014 and 2015...Joined LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only three players in the NBA to average at least 22.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals from March 1st through the end of the season (2013)…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played March 11-17 of 2013 for the first time in his career… Became the sixth fastest player in NBA history (124 games) to reach the 2,000 points/1,000 assists plateau…Since steals and blocks became an official stat in the early 1970s, is the fastest player (134 games) to reach 2,200 points, 1,000 assists, 600 rebounds, 200 steals and 90 blocks… Tallied 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds at the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge (2/24/12) as a part of NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando… Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for four consecutive months (January – April, 2011), became the first player in franchise his¬tory ever to win the honor in four consecutive months…Named MVP of the 2011 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, and recorded a Rookie Challenge record 22 assists in that game (2/18/11)…Became the third-youngest player ever to record a triple-double, trailing only LeBron James (twice) and Lamar Odom, when he did so at 20 years and 65 days old (11/10/10)…With 29 points, 13 assists and a franchise record-tying nine steals (Verizon Center record) in his home debut, became the first NBA player to ever record those numbers in a single game…Became the first player in Vegas Summer League history to lead the league in both points and assists per game, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NBA Summer League.
2015-16: Averaged career highs with 19.9 points, 10.2 assists and 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 36.2 minutes per game in 77 contests (all starts)...Had 49 double-doubles, the most in his career...Recorded four triple-doubles (2/5 vs. PHI, 2/23 vs. NOP, 3/16 vs. CHI, 3/17 @ PHI), the most in a single season in his career...Had 37 games with at least 11 assists...Led the team in points (1,531), assists (789), steals (145) and field goals (572)...Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in December, where he averaged 22.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 steals...Became the first player to average at least 22.0 points, 11.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in a month since Chris Paul in April 2009...Scored 20 or more points 11 times in December, a career high for a month...Recorded 10 games with at least 20 points and 10 assists in December, the most in team history for a month...Became first player in franchise history and in the NBA since Dwayne Wade in November 2006 to have 26+ points, 12+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in three straight games (12/9-12/12)...Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played 1/11-1/17 where he averaged 25.0 points, 9.8 assists, 6.0 bounds, and 3.0 steals while shooting.468 from the field and .417 from three-point range...Named to his third consecutive Eastern Conference All-Star team...Scored 22 points on 10-of-14 from the field, marking the most points scored by a Washington player in the All-Star Game since 1987 (Moses Malone, 27)...Had 52 games with 10+ assists, the first player to have 50 or more games with 10+ assists since Steve Nash in 2010-11...Recorded nine straight double-doubles between 3/12-3/27, the longest streak by a guard this season.
2014-15: Averaged 17.6 points, a career-high 10.0 assists, and a career-high tying 4.2 rebounds per game in 79 games (all starts)...Led the team in points, assists, and steals...Finished second in the NBA assists per game and second in total assists...Finished tied for 11th in the NBA in steals per game...Was voted as a starter to the 2015 NBA All-Star game where he tallied 19 points on 9-of-16 from the field and dished out seven assists...Tallied a career-high and team leading 40 double-doubles...Finished second among all NBA guards in double-doubles...Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played December 8th-14th...Averaged 18.3 points, 11.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting .542 from the field and .500 from three-point range in leading the Wizards to a 4-0 record during the week...Had 29 games of 20+ points...Had 44 games of 10+ assists...Tallied seven consecutive games of 11+ assists (12/1-12/12)...Scored a season-high 31 points twice...Had 19 games with at least 10 points, 10 assists and five rebounds...Had 14 games with at least 20 points and 10 assists...Dished out a career-high 18 vs. NYK (4/3)...Missed three games (4/8-4/10, 4/15-rest).
2013-14: Appeared in all 82 games (all starts) for the Washington Wizards in his fourth NBA season, averaged 19.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks in 36.3 minutes... Posted his second triple-double of the season with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists vs. CHA (4/9)...Had 33 points vs. BKN (3/15)...Scored 17 points and had a career-high tying 16 assists at PHI (3/1)...Had 21 points, 12 assists and five rebounds at ATL (2/19)...Tallied 17 points, 15 assists, six steals and four rebounds vs. OKC (2/1)...Scored 34 points vs. DET (1/18)...Had 14 points, 16 assists and five rebounds vs. MIN (11/19)...Tallied 24 points, nine assists and hit a career-high five threepointers at PHI (11/6)...Scored 26 points vs. PHI (11/1).
Playoffs: Scored a game-high 24 points in Game 5 at CHI (4/29)... Had a playoff career-high 27 points to go along with five assists and five rebounds in Game 5 at IND (5/13).


2012-13: Averaged a team-leading and career-high 18.5 points, a team-leading 7.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in 32.7 minutes per game in 49 games (42 starts)…Averaged 19.2 points, 7.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds as a starter…Posted 15 games of 20+ points, four games of 30+ points and one game of 40+ points…Recorded 14 double-doubles…Scored a career-high 47 points vs. MEM (3/25)…Tallied 24 points and a career-high 16 assists at LAL (3/22)…Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played March 11-17 after averaging 24.0 points, 11.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting, .617 from the field, .800 from three-point range and .857 from the free-throw line, leading the Wizards to a 3-1 record during the week…Became the first NBA player since the three-point era began (1979-80) to average at least 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals, shoot at least .600 from the field, .800 from three-point range and .850 from the free-throw line in a four game span…Averaged 22.7 points, 7.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals from March 1st through the end of the season…Joined LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only three players in the NBA to average at least 22.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals from March 1st through the end of the season…Missed the first 33 games of the season (10/30-1/7) due to a stress injury to his left patella.

2011-12: Started all 66 games and averaged a team-high 16.3 points and 8.0 assists per game…Also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 36.2 minutes per game…Finish seventh in the NBA in assists per game…Led Washington in total points (1,076), assists (530), steals (95), minutes played (2,386), field goals made (378), free-throws made (317)…Recorded 17 double-doubles…Led the team in scoring 17 times and assists 57 times…Became the sixth fastest player in NBA history (124 games) to reach the 2,000 points/1,000 assists plateau at Detroit (4/5)…Since steals and blocks became an official stat in the early 1970’s, is the fastest player (134 games) to reach 2,200 points, 1,000 assists, 600 rebounds, 200 steals and 90 blocks…Had 19 games with 20 + points…Had three games with 30 + points…Had 19 games with 10 or more assists…Scored a career-high 38 points vs. HOU (1/16)…Tallied a career-high tying 15 assists twice (2/12 at DET, 2/28 at MIL)…Tallied 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds at the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge (2/24) as a part of NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando…Became the first player in franchise history to record 21 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and seven steals in the same game at CLE (4/25)…Had at least 12 assists in each of the last four games of the season (4/21-4/26) becoming the first Wizard to record 10 or more assists in four straight games since Rod Strickland (November, 1997)…Joined Boston’s Rajon Rondo as the only two players to have 13 or more assists in three straight games (4/21-4/25).

2010-11: Appeared in 69 games (64 starts) as a rookie, and averaged 16.4 points, 8.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 37.8 minutes per game…Led Washington in total points (1,131), assists (574), steals (121), minutes played (2,606), FTM (301) and FTA (393)…Notched 26 double-doubles (most for a rookie guard since Damon Stoudamire in ‘95-’96, and most for a Wizards rookie since Tom Gugliotta in ’92-‘93)…Led all rookies in total assists and steals, and finished second behind Blake Griffin in points per game…Scored a season-high 32 points, and had 10 assists and five rebounds at LAC (3/23), to become the first rookie in franchise history since Earl Monroe (2/24/68) to reach those numbers in a single game…Recorded nine or more assists in 10 straight games from 1/1 – 1/21 to become the first rookie in NBA history to have 10 consecutive games with nine or more assists…Recorded five games with 14+ assists to become the first Wizard since Rod Strickland in 1998-99 to have five games of 14+ assists in the same season…Scored 19 points and dished out a season-high 15 assists vs. UTA (1/17)…Scored 25 points (all in the second half) vs. PHI (11/23)…With 19 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds and six steals vs. HOU (11/10) in his sixth career game became the sixth fastest rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double, and the only rookie other than Magic Johnson to have a triple-double with six+ steals within his first six career games…With 29 points, 13 assists and a franchise record-tying nine steals (Verizon Center record) in his home debut, became the first NBA player to ever record those numbers or better in a game…Forced overtime vs. PHI (11/23) with three free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation…Became Washington’s first rookie since Juwan Howard in 1994-95 to score over 1,000 points…Broke Muggsy Bogues’ franchise record for assists by a rookie…Scored 20+ points in 19 games…Missed a total of 13 games; four due to a sprained left foot (11/16-11/21), two due to a bruised right knee (11/27-11/29), one for a sore left foot (12/8), five for right knee tendinitis/bone bruise (12/14-12/22), and one for a league suspension (4/1).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Washington Wizards in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals during his lone season at Kentucky…Set the Kentucky single-game assist record with 16 (11 in the 1st half) in a game vs. Hartford (12/29/09)…Set a new Wildcats single-season assist record (241)…Holds the record for most points in a season by a Kentucky freshman…Was named 2010 Consensus First Team All-American…Won the 2009-10 Adolph Rupp National Player of the Year award…Voted as the 2009-10 SEC Player of the Year and was named 2010 SEC Tournament MVP…Became the first player in Kentucky history to record double-doubles in both points and rebounds as well as points and assists…Led UK to the Elite Eight in the 2010 NCAA Tournament…Scored a career-high 25 points at Connecticut (12/9).

PERSONAL:
Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, by his mother, Frances Pulley…Lost his father, John Wall Sr., to liver cancer at the age of nine…Actively pursues community events involving children, and surprised 200 kids with a private autograph signing and a John Wall Holiday gift bag after a game in December, 2010…Is a fixture at Wizards Basketball Camps and community events, including “Salute To The Stars” and the annual “Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery”…Attended Word of God Christian Academy where he averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists during his senior year…Was ranked as the 2009 number one overall high school prospect by Rivals.com…Was featured on the cover of the January 11, 2010, issue of Sports Illustrated and on the cover of the June 28, 2010, issue of ESPN The Magazine…Threw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game on June 17, 2011…Has a signature dance, The John Wall Dance, that became a national pop sensation during his freshman season at Kentucky…Is the first-ever Kentucky player drafted number one overall in the NBA Draft..Was a member of USA Junior National Select teams that competed in the Nike Hoop Summit in 2009.

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Height: 6'4''/ 1.93m
Weight: 210 lbs./ 95.3 kg
Born: September 06, 1990
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Washington Wizards 2010 - 2015
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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