UM Basketball Still in the Running for Wall
John Wall, one of the top high school point guards in the nation, has yet to make a decision on where he'll be playing basketball next year. The process may be prolonged some what due to some minor crime charges, and some questions over academic eligibility.
Wall, a Raleigh, NC native, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering. Police found him walking out of a vacant house. No theft or vandalism is suspected. Wall was not arrested, and was merely handed a citation. Would this have been almost any other college recruit in the nation, no one would have blinked an eye. But Wall's the top unsigned ball player in the nation.
As a fifth year prep senior, there's also some questions of academic eligibility.
It was reported today that Wall has narrowed down his choices to a list of four: Duke, Miami, Kentucky and Florida. Reportedly, Miami and Kentucky are the top two choices.
Will Miami shy away from the headline-grabbing, albeit minor, legal charges? Can they afford to? With Jack McClinton gone, U Basketball needs a star and Wall, by all accounts, has the potential to be one no matter where he plays.