Wizards Expected to Make John Wall NBA Draft’s Top Pick

Kentucky Wildcats freshman guard John Wall is widely predicted to be picked first by the Washington Wizards in Thursday’s NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden’s Theater.

Wall, who will only be 20 when the 2010-2011 NBA season starts this year, appears to be a perfect fit for the Wizards, who are looking to turn things around after a disappointing season where the team finished with a 26-56 record.

Wall could be followed in the draft order by national player of the year and Ohio State star Evan Turner as the second pick, which will go the Philadelphia 76ers.

The New Jersey Nets will pick third, but the team appears to be unsure who to pick among Kentucky’s DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors of Georgia Tech, and Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who also own the 16th and 23rd picks in the first round, have the fourth pick followed by the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, and Indiana Pacers.