#1 B-Ball Prospect Charged w/Breaking Into House

John Wall is a star basketball standout for the Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Many big-time college programs like Duke, Kansas and Kentucky have been pursuing the point guard who’s been ranked #1 by both Rivals.com and Scout.com.

John Wall

And someone else has been pursuing Wall - the police. For John apparently failed to heed some of the more important words of God, such as “Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods”, and “Thou shall not steal”.

WRAL-TV has the details:

Authorities said Wall, 18, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering in connection with an April 27 break-in at an unoccupied home at 3924 Laurel Glen Drive in Raleigh. An officer saw Wall leaving from the rear of the residence and was able to detain him, police said. Police said there was no forced entry at the residence and no indication that anything was taken from it.

Doesn’t John know you’re not supposed to start compiling a criminal record until after you’ve joined a college team?

Well, so much for Wall’s shot at collegiate b-ball glory, right? Um, not quite. Wall still has until May 20 to officially sign with a school. And Scout.com’s Dave Telep believes that unless “something bigger” comes from the breaking & entering charges, John should still have no problem selecting the school of his choice:

“I wouldn’t jump to conclusions,” he said. “It’s a misdemeanor. It could be nothing more than a mistake,” he said.

“I think John is a good kid. It doesn’t feel right,” Telep added.

Besides, if John’s college basketball career is curtailed by these charges, he can always try football - he already has a leg up in the Fulmer Cup standings.

Or he can avoid a college education all together and go play in Europe, just like Brandon Jennings & Jeremy Tyler.

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