WALL: No fans like UK fans

"When I saw the fans when I first got here, I said 'Whoa — this is kind different than back home.' Those fans are crazy, but I ain't never seen no fans like Kentucky fans.

"When I saw the fans when I first got here, I said 'Whoa — this is kind different than back home.' Those fans are crazy, but I ain't never seen no fans like Kentucky fans. Carolina and Duke got some good fans, and N.C. State, but I've never seen fans who would sit outside the Wildcat Lodge and sit there for four hours just so you could come outside and sign autographs. It's crazy," John Wall said.

"I love playing for this program. Kentucky is way bigger than me and this basketball team. They've had history in the past, and we're just trying to add on to the history and bring the program back to where it was before. They've had a lot of great players, a lot of great coaches and the fans have supported them no matter what. We're just trying to get the school back to where it was before."

Dwon Clifton, Wall's former AAU coach, is now the director of basketball operations at Baylor. He remains in almost daily touch with Wall and he, too, has been overwhelmed with the way UK fans took to Wall almost from the time he arrived on campus.

"That has kind of surprised me to look on TV and see Ashley Judd doing a dance they say he created. It is a little mind-blowing at times," Clifton said. "I find myself getting ready for games and I hear his name and I just smile because it makes me proud to just be a part of it."


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