John Wall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the midst of a rough childhood, John found basketball a refuge. He moved around during high school, for his mother's jobs and to escape John's trouble-prone path. He found his footing as a fifth year senior. After his last year in high school, he competed in several national elite tournaments. His performances landed him a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky. One season later, John declared for the 2010 NBA Draft.
In his first season, Wall made the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting. The Wizards led by Wall made the playoffs in 2013. He was voted a starter for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. He has made the playoffs every year since. His name is near the top of All-Star voting year in and year out. Whenever talk of the NBA's fastest player starts up, John is always in the discussion.
John's style is in the spotlight every time he enters the pre-game tunnel. A regular showstopper on the Tissot Style watch, John's outfits are a salute to his street roots. In denim jackets or tartan patterned sweaters, John always comes correct. In shades and sick kicks, Washington's brightest star always delivers before tip-off and after.
As a fifth year high school senior, there was talk of John skipping college altogether, a move banned by the NBA in 2006.
Trade rumors have included John Wall’s name - currently on a max contract - due to Washington’s struggle to compete.
John is the third youngest player to record a triple-double in the NBA.