Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

John Wall: First Freshman to Win John Wooden Award?

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 16:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Rupp Arena on November 16, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 72-70.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Kyle MooreContributor IDecember 12, 2009

There's never been a freshman to ever win the John Wooden Award. Will John Wall be the first? Last year it was sophmore Blake Griffin.

Here's some reasons why John Wall has a chance to be the first freshmen to win this award. He is one of the clutchest player in the league. Wall came through in 3 big games, for ranked 4 Kentucky.

John Wall so far averages 19 points per game, and 7 assit per game. It's crazy how you have a freshman leading Kentucky in points and assit per game. John Wall is an incredible player at 6-4 with incredible speed and athletsicm coming out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

I would compare Wall to Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo. Except for John Wall has a wet shot. He has handles, speed, and great athleticsim. He uses his speed and athleticsim to get to the whole and finish above the rim.

Wall is probably one of the best players in college basketball. Here are some things Wall needs to work on. When it's an up tempo game good look of stopping him but, when it a slow tempo game if you notice John Wall struggles of making reads and delivering good passes.

A lot of people might not say he is going to win John Wooden Award as a freshmen. If you look at John wall stats and see him play, you will see why I wrote about him winning the John Wooden Award.

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