When the national team released their pool of players last week, Washington Wizards‘ point guard John Wall was not the list.
Wall has developed into a legitimate all-star and one of the best point guards in the league so the omission was strange.
Although he is unhappy about the snub, Wall knows he can’t do anything about it.
“It’s nothing I could do. It’s nothing I can say, and I don’t want nobody to baby-sit me or try to make it work for me,” Wall told The Washington Post (via ESPN). “They made their list, they made their decision, and that’s what they’re happy with, and I just have to look past that.”
Wall is familiar with being left out.
“It’s more motivation because I didn’t make the McDonald’s [high school All-American] game. I wasn’t national player of the year. I wasn’t rookie of the year,” Wall told the Post. “So those are just tabs I keep to motivate myself to prove people wrong.”
This season, Wall is averaging 20.0 points, 8.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.