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08:51 AM ET 07.19 | John Wall canned a Globetrotters shot in street clothes, but Washington's coach believes he was the best guard in uniform, too. Wall wound up averaging 23.5 points [in Las Vegas] -- second-best in the 22-team circuit through Friday's games -- and a league-high 7.8 assists, against 5.3 turnovers. McGee, meantime, averaged 19.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 69 percent from the field. ... "We had a great week," Coach Flip Saunders said. "John was probably the best guard here, maybe the best player here. JaVale [McGee] was the best big man here. We want guys we have here to come in and dominate, and they did that."

The Washington Post

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July 19, 2010  09:21 AM ET

There was another beast in the summer league... DeMarcus Cousins

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July 19, 2010  09:36 AM ET

JW2 will be the leagues top PG @ some point in his career !

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July 19, 2010  09:41 AM ET

I saw some videos on YouTube where the rookie for Harvard Jeremy Lin scorched Wall left and right. Must watch!!! I'm unable to find a link right now, but just search for "jeremy Lin John Wall" on YouTube.

July 19, 2010  09:52 AM ET

Who cares about Vegas. Nate dominated Vegas too but he's still a scrub.

July 19, 2010  09:52 AM ET

Do ya feel lucky, Bro?

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July 19, 2010  10:08 AM ET

He is quick, I saw him play in the summer league.. He can't shoot worth ****, has poor passing and can't finish on the break. I must say his defense wasn't bad but again its summer league player he is up against.

July 19, 2010  10:25 AM ET

It's tough for anyone to live up to the hype that accompanies being a #1 pick. Wall still has a lot to learn and being on the Wizards will not win ROY.

July 19, 2010  10:41 AM ET

Please it was the summer league....the 5th leading scorer last year in 2009......Adam Morrison...20.8 pts

July 19, 2010  10:44 AM ET

not surprisingly, no mention that he's averaging 6 for 17 from the field in those games...

July 19, 2010  10:55 AM ET

Wall needs to work on his shot and his decision-making -- what rookie doesn't? -- but anyone who came away unimpressed by his game either wasn't paying attention or doesn't know anything about basketball. (As for his supposed inability to finish on the break, well that's flat-out false.) To compare him to Sebastian Telfair is idiotic. He's got more in common with guys like Rondo and Wade than Telfair. (For one thing, he's much bigger and faster than Telfair, and his hands are enormous; for another, he went to college and has been a winner at every level.)

As for Wall's shot, he's got great form and is a great free throw shooter (by the way, he gets to the line almost as much as Wade or Durant), so it will probably start falling consistently at some point.

Quit hating, HATERS.

July 19, 2010  10:57 AM ET

Oh, and his defense is awesome because his arms are so long and he's ridiculously quick. He'll average 2 steals a game by his second year.

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July 19, 2010  11:18 AM ET

I am excited to see him play

July 19, 2010  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

don't forget- no one 'hammers' anyone anymore- the leagueis full of a bunch of pansies who let players get to the rim at will

so true

 
July 19, 2010  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

don't forget- no one 'hammers' anyone anymore- the league is full of a bunch of pansies who let players get to the rim at will

players hammering other players
pansies
getting to the rim

are we talking about john amaechi again?

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