Kentucky freshman John Wall is already making a case to be college basketball’s player of the year. Wall’s 25 points and dynamic end-to-end play helped Kentucky get past UConn last night at Madison Square Garden, 64-61.
“He’s phenomenal, one of the best players out there,” Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson said. “If we need a crunch-time basket we give it to John and we know we are going to have the advantage. Pretty much when we need baskets we know who to get the ball to.”[..]
“I just try to be a point guard,” Wall said. “I struggled some in the first half then picked it up in the second and led us to the victory.” –Y! Sports.
Despite being in early foul trouble, Wall did the majority of the ball handing for the Wildcats and controlled the pace for most of the game. It’s bizarre that a freshman can step into the college game and have that sort of impact. I blame Congress for that.