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Jonh Wall Eligible for 2009 Draft?

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I was reading the Chad Ford chat today and was surprised when I saw this regarding John Wall: "SportsNation Chad Ford: He was awesome and he'll compete with Ed Davis and a few other freshmen for that. However, there is some buzz that Wall believes he might be eligible for THIS year's draft. I've been doing some digging and will be filing a story later today. The short rub is this: Wall is a 5th year senior and depending on how you read the collective bargaining agreement, 5th year seniors are eligible for the draft as long as the turn 19 in the calander year (Wall does). The league is taking a wait and see approach. If he declares, they'll research and make a ruling. If he does declare and is ruled eligible (two big ifs) he's a Top 5 pick in this draft. Maybe Top 3." We're picking top 4 this year and assuming we don't get Blake Griffin or Rubio, this will have a huge impact on whether we trade down or not. I watched John Wall at the Nike Hoop Summit and he was unbelievable. Your thoughts?

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