Friday, October 30, 2009

John Wall suspended one game

Kentucky freshman John Wall was suspended by the NCAA for an exhibition game against Campbellsville and the season opener against Morehead State. He will also have to pay $800 in restitution for benefits he received from Brian Clifton, his AAU coach who was a certified agent at the time.

Morehead State is not a bad team (they made the tourney last year), and given the youth and inexperience on Kentucky's roster, it may hurt the Wildcats in the long run as Calipari's dribble-drive motion offense is fairly complicated to learn.

While I don't personally believe that Wall should be suspended, I think that Kentucky should not be too upset about the result. He could have lost as many as four games.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Well good thing KY is an elite school and generates so much revenue... otherwise he might have gotten as many as 52 games. Oh wait... that's only if he had committed to MSU.

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