Wall’s swagger returns in the form of better jump shot

  • Michael Prosser
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Photo Credit: thehoopdoctors.com

In what could be considered one of the most anticipated season in Washington Wizards history in the last 10 years, former number 1 overall pick John Wall is seemingly rediscovering his swagger in the form of a much improved jump shot, bringing a new sense of confidence to the 23-year old Raleigh, North Carolina native.

After signing a massive new contract, (and by massive, we mean $80 million massive) Wall has been showcasing his improved shot at training camp. Despite playing in only 49 games last season due to injury, Wall still managed to average 18.5 points per game, the best of his young career.

“He was that way at the end of last year, that stretch of play that he had. It’s confidence. Like I said, it doenst matter if I’m talking about Jan Vesely or John Wall or Nene or anybody else. You’ve got to play with confidence to be good at a certain thing. Got to have confidence in doing that. And he’s showing that, no doubt about it and I want him to continue that, to continue to believe and continue to work at, which he’s done. Not only since we started, but this summer, and continuing to improve it.”

Wizards Head Coach Randy Whittman on Wall’s improved shooting

The Wizards new acquisitions in the offseason, including 3rd overall pick Otto Porter Jr, Al Harrington, and Nene, this Wizards team has some people already thinking playoffs and the season hasn’t even started yet! But if Wall continues and builds off the season he had last year, coupled with a strong performance from Porter and Bradley Beal, who’s to say that the Wizards can’t shock the world and be the 8th Seed in the Eastern Conference? Head Coach Randy Wittman was a former  guard who has the ability to make Otto Porter the next Kevin Garnett. Look for big things from the Wizards and John Wall in the upcoming season.

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