WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NBA announced today that Wizards guard John Wall has been named to the 2017 NBA All-Star team, and will represent Washington during the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. This marks the fourth consecutive All-Star appearance for Wall, making him the fifth player in franchise history to be selected to four or more All-Star games. He joins Walt Bellamy, Elvin Hayes and Gus Johnson as the only players in franchise history to earn four consecutive appearances in the mid-season classic.
In his seventh NBA season, Wall has started in 43 games for Washington and is averaging a career-high 23.1 points on career high shooting percentages (.464 from the field and .317 from deep), to go along with 10.1 assists (third in the NBA), 4.6 rebounds and a career-high 2.2 steals (second in the NBA) in 36 minutes per game. He is leading all Eastern Conference players in assists per game and leading all Eastern Conference guards in double-doubles with 26 (ranked third in the NBA among guards). He is the only player in the NBA this season to average 20.0 points, 10.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.
“I am humbled to receive my fourth straight All-Star selection,” said Wall. “I want to thank my coaches, my teammates and the Wizards organization for helping me reach this goal and our fans for their tremendous support. I'm looking forward to representing them all in New Orleans and then getting back to work for the second half of the season.”
Wall was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in December after leading the Eastern Conference in assists per game at 10.7 (second in the NBA during December) while averaging 24.5 points (fifth in the East and 10
in the NBA), 4.4 rebounds and an NBA-best 2.67 steals per game. At the time of the award, he was the only player in the NBA this season to average at least 23.0 points, 10.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals and was one of only three guards in the league to average a point-assist double-double.
The 2010 number one overall draft pick was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week from December 26 – January 1 after leading the Wizards to a 3-0 record while averaging 24.3 points, an NBA-leading 13.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.67 steals for the week.
Wall is the 28
player in franchise history to earn All-Star honors and the first Wizard since Elvin Hayes in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980 to earn four or more All-Star nods.