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John Wall Named To All NBA Third Team

John Wall enjoyed the best season of his career after averaging a career high 23.1 points, 10.7 assist and 2 steals

The National Basketball Association announced the 2016-2017 All NBA Teams today and Washington Wizards all star point guard John Wall was named to the All NBA Third Team. Wall, became the first Wizard since the 2005-2006 season to garner an All NBA nod (Gilbert Arenas). Along with leading the Wizards to 49 wins, the most since the 1978-1979 season), Wall averaged career highs in points (23.1), assist (10.7), field goal percentage (.451) and steals (2.0). Wall also had the most double-doubles among guards with 50.

“It is a great honor to be named to the All-NBA team for the first time,” said Wall. “Although this is an individual award, I consider it to be a team accomplishment and a reflection of the success and improvement we had this season. I wouldn’t be in this position without the hard work that my teammates and coaching staff put in on a daily basis and without the constant support and love from my family. On behalf of the team, I would also like to thank our amazing fans for being there for us all season--we all look forward to reaching new levels together for years to come.”

Wall elevated his play during the postseason. He posted averages of 27.2 points, 10.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals, while becoming just the eighth player in league history to average at least 25 points and 10 assists in the playoffs (minimum three games). Of those eight players, only Wall and Westbrook (2015-16) sustained those averages for more than 10 playoff games in a single postseason.

Below you can see the results for all three All NBA Teams

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