Remember when clips of John Wall playing in the Goodman League surfaced, and some of us got worried because he looked kind of slow and unable to jump very high? I think we can now safely say he just wasn't trying hard. Wall played in a Greater N.C. Pro-Am Summer League game near his hometown of Raleigh last night against a team captained by former N.C. State star Julius Hodge, and as you can see, he kind of tore him up in that video.
The stats may not have reflected it -- Hodge scored 20, while Wall only had 12 -- but some of these moves are insane. Also, Wall made the big play, drawing a foul with 0.9 seconds left to give his team a two-point win. Here's a report from the Charlotte Observer:
But Wall got the best of Hodge in the end, drawing a foul in a tied game with 0.9 seconds left and making his free throws to give Triangle Gastroenterology a 73-71 win over 751 South in a Greater NC Pro-Am summer league game on Tuesday night at N.C. Central.
"This is the type of game I like when the crowd gets into it, packed house, you put on a show," Wall said. "It's different than running plays. It's kind of like street ball, but it's inside so I enjoy playing in it."
Obviously, the video only included Wall's good plays and not his bad plays, but it's safe to say he looks just fine.
UPDATE: Better video below the jump.