John Wall led Coach Cal and the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in 2010. Brandon Knight led them to the Final Four in 2011. Well, Wall wants the Cats to skip the progression and bring home the hardware in 2012.
“I want him to get his championship. I think he’s been to the Final Four a couple of times. I think they’ve had a great season so far, so to cap it all off, it’ll be good to win a championship,” Wall said. “He never expressed it to me, but you know how much it’ll mean to your coach. Especially after the year that he lost with Derrick Rose, to lose with some free throws down the stretch. We went to the Elite Eight and last year, a team that nobody expected to go far made it to the Final Four and lost to a good UConn team. I think it’s time for him to win one. I think, third time is a charm, so hopefully he can win it.”
He then talked about this year’s squad.
“I think they just got so many weapons,” Wall said. “Different guys can take over at any time. That’s the toughest thing about them, you’ve got to hope three or four of them are off. If one or two of them are off, you can bring one of them off the bench, use another starter to get it going. That makes the team deep, especially if you attack the rim because they are so athletic. [Davis] is just the backbone of their defense, so if you get past them, they’re guards or perimeter players, he does a great job of not fouling and just blocking shots.”
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