Wall Says Decision Coming as Soon as Possible

The desire to make a decision is starting to build for Raleigh (NC) Word of God star John Wall. The top rated point guard in the class of 2009 has seen his already intense recruiting turned up a few notches by those involved and he's starting to lean towards ending it all.

“It’s coming as soon as possible,” said John Wall of a decision at this week’s LeBron James Skills Academy. “I could make it after this camp or whenever. It could happen at any time. As long as schools get down and I feel like that’s the spot for me I’ll make a decision.”

Given his talent and potential, Wall could pretty much pick any school in the country and he rattled off a list of some of the schools that he’s considering the most.

“Memphis, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and N.C, State,” said Wall. “Those are the schools that are coming at me really hard lately.”

Amidst all of the hoopla over his college decision, the 6-3 PG has continued to improve his game.

“I think I’ve improved my jump shot,” said Wall. “I’m making my mid range shot and keeping defenders honest and just getting my teammates more involved and being a good leader.”

Wall also took some time to address the approach that Kansas has been using in their recruitment.

“During the basketball season Coach Dooley was coming out to my practice and a couple of games,” Wall told Phog.Net. “Then I talked to Bill Self a few times on the phone and he said that he really wanted to recruit me. Coach Self told me he was going to come to some of my games and he’s been at most of my games.”

Wall also mentioned that he likes the way Kansas uses their guards.

“It’s a good school, with guys like Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins, they play up-tempo,” said Wall. “They also play defense and that’s what makes them better. Most guards run offense but they don’t always play defense like that. That’s something I’d like to do, really play better defense and round out my game.”

Even with all of the recruiting attention,  Wall swears that he doesn’t feel any pressure. According to him part of the reason he’s trying to make a decision -- or at the very least cut his list down -- in the near future is to make sure he’s not leading anybody on.

“I don’t think I have any pressure, you give every school a chance,” said Wall. “This is a once in a lifetime chance and I didn’t have all of this a couple of years ago. But, I don’t want to lead a school on and have them thinking I’m coming to their school and then it’s one of the schools I’m not really considering. That’s why after this week I’m going to try and narrow my list down.”

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