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John Wall Wins NBA True Rookie Of The Year Award

Congratulations to John Wall!  The Wizards' point guard was named the NBA's True Rookie Of The Year on Wednesday, joining some of the league's best players, such as MVP Derrick Rose (yes, that's the name on his birth certificate), Kevin Durant, Amar'e Stoudemire, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Tim Duncan as men who have won the honor.

Wall received 290 points to beat out a talented crop of rookies that include his former Kentucky teammate DeMarcus Cousins of Sacramento, New York's Landry Fields, San Antonio's Gary Neal and Detroit's Greg Monroe. The talented rookie point guard averaged 16.4 points and 8.3 assists in 69 games, despite battling nagging knee tendonitis throughout the season. 

Wall becomes the first player in franchise history to win the True Rookie Of The Year Award since legendary big man Wes Unseld won the honor back in 1968/69.  Congratulations, John!

Editor's note: Yes, we're aware that Blake Griffin is the guy who actually won.  Relax.