Skywalker sees good things in Wall

"It is just unbelievable how good Wall is. To have that speed and quickness and jumping ability is unreal. He jumps almost like I jumped but he is only 6-3, 6-4. It's unbelievable to have that speed and quickness," Walker said.

Count Kenny Walker as a John Wall fan.

The former UK All-American got to watch Wall, the nation's top high school player last season, play during the summer and liked everything he saw.

"It is just unbelievable how good Wall is. To have that speed and quickness and jumping ability is unreal. He jumps almost like I jumped but he is only 6-3, 6-4. It's unbelievable to have that speed and quickness," Walker said.

"The only weakness I see for him, and maybe the team, would be 3-point shooting. But he can do so many other things that you may not even notice that."

Walker thinks Wall and fellow freshman Eric Bledsoe can play together for coach John Calipari even though both are point guards.

"Bledsoe and Wall can play because they can both create off the dribble. When two guys do that with the big guys we have, that is a tough combination to defend," Walker said. "Take (Rajon) rondo out and we have not had many guys that could create off the dribble in recent years. You have got to have guys that can do that. Obviously Wall can do that.

"Bledsoe has been the pleasant surprise of all the new guys. He has not backed down from Wall or anybody. He is not intimidated. He's fast, quick, very athletic. He reminds me of (former Wildcat) thingyy Beal in terms of the way plays as far as quickness and the way he jumps. He's probably a little bigger than thingyy was. He has a good, tough build." Like Wall, his outside shot might be a bit suspect. Again, Walker can live with that. "If you put two guys like that in lineup, you might give up outside shooting but you will have two guys that can create. That gives a team big advantage, especially with Orton, Patterson and Cousins inside. It's a lineup that would be awfully hard to defend," Walker said.


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