John Wall was in a familiar spot after the Tennessee game — holding court with the media in the UK locker room.
Wall, now a rookie point guard with the Washington Wizards, had come back to watch UK take on Tennessee and was the ‘Y’ at the end of spelling out Kentucky. 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.”