On Monday, University of Kentucky Athletics announced that Wizards four-time All-Star point guard John Wall will be inducted into UK's 2017 Hall of Fame. Wall and five others will be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 22-23.
Wall was Kentucky's first National Player of the Year in program history and became the first No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick in Kentucky history. The Wizards' all-time leader in total assists and total steals is the first player in the John Calipari era to enter the school's Hall of Fame.
"He set the tone of where college basketball was going -- not just Kentucky," Coach Calipari said about Wall's impact on the school and college basketball game as a whole.
Wall plans to attend the induction in September. Below you can find his bio from UK and more on the school's Hall of Fame.
John Wall, Men’s Basketball, 2010
First national player of the year in program history as winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy … Named 2010 USBWA National Freshman of the Year … Consensus first-team All-American … 2010 SEC Player of the Year by Associated Press and SEC Coaches … SEC Freshman of the Year by the AP … First-team All-SEC … Named SEC Tournament MVP … Led UK to a No. 1 national ranking, SEC regular-season championship and the SEC Tournament championship … Set single-season assists record with 241 assists (broken 2016 by Tyler Ulis) … Averaged 16.6 points and 6.5 assists … First No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick in UK history … Four-time NBA All-Star through first seven seasons, averaging double-figure scoring every season … Tabbed third-team All-NBA in 2017 … Washington franchise career leader in assists and steals.
The UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and honor persons whose participation and achievements enriched and strengthened the University’s athletics program. The charter class included 88 individuals who had previously had their jersey retired by UK.
There is a five-year waiting period after leaving UK to be eligible for inclusion into the Hall of Fame. A committee consisting of Hall of Famers, media members, campus representatives and current coaches and administrators elects new inductees each year.