Wall Makes Preseason Return to Kentucky
The Wizards will take on the New Orleans Hornets and Anthony Davis – who also needed just one season at Kentucky to go No. 1 overall – on Saturday at Rupp Arena. Before arriving in Lexington, Wall couldn’t hide his enthusiasm as he discussed playing his first NBA game in front of the fans who supported him during his one college season and continue to hold him dear.
When asked about what makes Rupp Arena so special, Wall had a difficult time coming up with an immediate answer. After pausing to think, Wall replied, “I don’t know. I guess, man, 24,000 people when you’re playing a college game is amazing. They don’t have no NBA team or professional team there, so they treat you like you’re the NBA team. No other college basketball atmosphere is like that. To have 24,000 is more than what most NBA arenas have.”