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John Wall: ‘I Guess I’m Overlooked Again’

NBA All-Star John Wall was one of the first three cuts in the USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp. Wall was apart of a 19-player roster that featured five point guards, John Wall, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard. It turned out that Wall was the odd man out.

When we talked to Wall last week, he was very excited and honoured to represent USA. However, after being cut, Wall says that he has been overlooked again, but is motivated.

Via CSN Washington: 

“I’ve been (around) for four years in a row. I think that’s enough time,” Wall said. “Everybody had the same fair amount of time as far as being (in Las Vegas) and playing. I think [Team USA] already had kind of in their mind what they wanted to do and what decisions they were going (to make).”

As the odd man out, Wall now has a new source of motivation heading into the upcoming season.

“Yeah, definitely, always. You want to make every team you try out for. When you don’t, it’s more motivation for me.

“Not even (against) just those (Team USA point guards), but the NBA, period. I guess I’m overlooked again. I guess have to prove myself one more time.”


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