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John Wall is part of Kentucky's NBA takeover

In today's Wake-Up Call, we discuss how Wall, and a couple of his fellow Kentucky Wildcat one-and-done players, are proving themselves in the NBA. Also, Garrett Temple's minutes are dwindling as the Wizards take on the Miami Heat for the second time this season.

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1. John Wall and fellow Kentucky Wildcats blossoming in NBA

Wall went through his growing pains in the league with individual and team struggles during his first few years in the NBA. DeMarcus Cousins has shaken off his reputation of being a bad apple and is beginning to dominate opposing frontcourt players. Anthony Davis, at just 21 years old, is already being talked about as an early-season candidate to win the MVP this season. The success of these three players is proving that going to college for one year before making the jump to the NBA may not be such a bad thing.

2. NeneGarrett Temple are potential inactives for tonight's game

Nene's foot injury hasn't allowed him to fully participate in practice yet, while the return of Bradley Beal, and hot shooting from Rasual Butler, has put Temple at the end of the bench and potentially out of the rotation altogether for tonight's game against the Miami HeatA sore right heel won't help his cause. Depending on who Randy Wittman decides to go with, it is very possible that Temple will be the odd man out tonight and join Nene on the inactive list.

3. Re-live the win vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

Whether you want to focus on Marcin Gortat's big game or on how the team fared as a group while scraping out a big win against the Pelicans on Saturday night, you have your pick.

4. Wizards host Heat tonight

The Wizards host the Heat in the second game of a four-game homestand. This will be the second time the two divisional foes have matched up this season, with the Heat handing the Wizards a loss in their first game of the season.

This is an important game as the Wizards need to take care of business in the division while also looking for revenge from the last time these teams met. Nene is likely to miss this game in addition to the first game these teams played as he was serving a one-game suspension. The offense hasn't looked good in his absence. The Wizards will look to right the ship from an offensive standpoint and get another winning streak started tonight.

Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center and can be seen live on Comcast SportsNet. You can also listen on 99.1 WNEW.

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