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10 Questions With...John Wall

Though much of the world first discovered Washington Wizards point guard John Wall when he did the Dougie on court before his professional debut, real hoopheads have known about 2010’s No. 1 overall draft pick since he first made waves at the Reebok Basketball Breakout Challenge. The Breakout Challenge is an event where unranked basketball players without access to traditional opportunities — players just like Wall was in 2007 — can showcase their talents for hundreds of college coaches and earn a chance to further their careers based solely on their basketball skill. Together with Reebok, Wall is bringing back the Breakout Challenge this summer to help other kids get the same chance to prove themselves that he himself once had. We know that Wall can take on the Breakout Challenge, but what about the challenge of our 10 Questions? Keep reading to find out.

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What time is your alarm set for?
For workouts in the morning, it’s set for 8:00 am.

Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream?
Chocolate. Definitely chocolate.

What was your childhood nickname?
Crazy J.

If you weren’t an athlete, what would you want to do?
I know I’d definitely still be in school, and I think I’d be doing something with business — probably involving computers.

Why do you wear the jersey number you do?
I wanted to wear 11, but that number is retired with the Wizards. Since one plus one equals two, I went with that. It’s also in honor of my two parents.

What is your favorite city to compete in?
Either L.A. or Miami. They’re two really good teams right now, so I really enjoy playing there.

What do you do on days off?
I’m usually in my house, playing video games, spending time with friends and family, and just chilling.

Who is the greatest athlete of all-time?
Michael Jordan.

Who is your best friend in sports?
LeBron James.

What is the last item that you purchased?
A shirt.