Shook Ankles: John Wall’s Breakout Season Is Officially Upon Us
Doug Collins—coach of the fine team that allowed this monster move to happen—called the play “brilliant”, and, well, it kind of is. Wall didn’t have the best stat line in his preseason opener, but this crossover encapsulates everything we’re expecting from the sophomore once games begin to matter.
If this crossover/dunk doesn’t get you excited about John Wall’s future, here are a few interesting tidbits from his past that should.
-Became the first Wizards rookie to record at least 32 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in a game since Earl Monroe posted the same numbers for the Baltimore Bullets on February 24, 1968.
-Became the only rookie in NBA history to record nine or more assists in 10 straight games (1/1–1/21).
-First rookie guard to record 26 double-doubles in a season since Damon Stoudamire, who had 37 double-doubles during the
-Became the first Washington rookie to record 26 double-doubles in a season since Tom Gugliotta, who tallied 37 double-doubles
during his rookie campaign (1992-93).
-Became the sixth fastest rookie to record a triple double.
-Is the first player in franchise history to record 500 assists and 100 steals during their rookie season. The last NBA player to
accomplish this was Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets during the 2005-06 season.
- First player in NBA history to have at least 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals in a single game (11/2 vs. PHI)