February 10, 2011

From Kentucky Kernel - Enes Kanter

He spent time with the UK players before the game, and was sitting in Enes Kanter’s empty locker — adjacent to Brandon Knight’s locker — after the game.

After the win, UK head coach John Calipari said he wouldn’t mind if Wall came to every game.

“He watches every game we play,” Calipari said. “He looked at me about Terrence (and said) why does he settle for jumpers? Why doesn’t he dunk balls? I said, ‘I don’t know, go talk to him, coach him a little bit.’ He has a good beat on our team, he wants to be here.”

Terrence Jones said Wall keeps in contact with the team.

“I mainly text him when I’m struggling, what I should do, how to handle things,” Jones said. “He told me to listen to coach. He’s a good friend, someone I can look up to.”

Kanter has been rule ineligible for this year and is yet still a likely top five pick. After watching video of Kanter dominating Ohio State’s super frosh Jared Sullinger in last year’s Nike Hoop Summit game, I am smitten for the Wizards to pick the young Turkish star as a legit inside presence, so I found it highly ironic that Wall was sitting in his unused locker. Jones is also a lock for draft lottery and could be a perfect wing player to pair up with Wall.

Adam McGinnis

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