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Saturday February 19, 2011 3:15 pm

John Wall wins MVP of Rookie Challenge game

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Kudos, NBA, News,

John Wall wins MVP of Rookie-Sophomore gameJohn Wall of the Washington Wizards was the first overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and it's only fitting that he was the best rookie and overall player on the court during the NBA All-Star weekend's Rookie Challenge, winning both the game and MVP. While Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was the hometown favorite, he didn't play long enough to make as much of an impact of Wall who finished with 12 points and a record 22 assists. The previous record in the game was held by Chris Paul who had 17 assists in 2007. Wall provided many alley-oop passes to his fellow rookies, including Griffin who finished with 14 points, as well as former Wall teammate at Kentucky, DeMarcus Cousins, now with the Sacramento Kings accumulated an impressive 33 points and 14 rebounds.

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