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Video: John Wall’s Behind The Back Dunk At Open Gym

May 16, 2012 – Allen Moll

There’s no denying that Wizards 2nd year point guard John Wall had another statistically good season but his pundits argue that he did very little to help improve Washington during his sophomore campaign in the Nation’s Capital.

In reality, Wall was essentially the only superstar talent on the Wizards roster, as the team actually improved a few percentage points from Wall’s rookie season in 2010-2011. Considering the fact that the Wizards traded away his best supporting talent in big man Javale McGee and Nick Young, Wall shouldn’t really bear the brunt of another disappointing season in Washington D.C. basketball.

Well, apparently the 2nd consecutive dismal season doesn’t sit very well with the former NCAA Freshman of the Year at Kentucky as Wall has been spotted working hard on his game at the annual Garner Road Open Gym in his hometown Raleigh, North Carolina this past week.

Although the event is open for anyone who wants to participate, the event regularly includes a grouping of former and current NBA players and collegiate stars like incoming Kentucky transfer at point guard Ryan Harrow, who proved he’s ready to take over the reigns of Calipari’s dribble-drive offense.

While we already know Wall for being one of the most exciting highlight reel players in the league to watch, at the Garner Road Open Gym, Wall looks in great shape and was breaking ankles at every possession, finishing way above the rim on a number of dunks, including a facial on the first play of the game.

Most impressive was his behind the back jam after which he told the remaining players to “Go behind the back or go home.” Maybe we will be seeing Mr. Wall in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

Check out John Wall’s Behind The Back Jam:

Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.  Allen has also provided content to,,, CSN, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for

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