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John Wall says he feels like he’s the one ‘hunting again’

Is John Wall back?

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It has been a while since former Kentucky Wildcats star and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has stepped on the hardwood.

Wall suffered a season ending left heal injury in December of 2018. He then suffered both n infection from an incision from his heel surgery, a ruptured left Achilles tendon after falling down a flight of stairs leading him to miss the 2019-20 season.

In all, he has not played in an NBA game since losing to the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 26, 2018.

Now, Wall is finally starting to feel back to his old self. In an interview with 247 Sports, Wall says he still feels if he has more to prove at the NBA level.

“I feel like I’m the guy hunting people again,” Wall told 247 Sports “Because now it looks like I don’t be talked about [with top] point guards no more, or, ‘oh he’s done, he won’t be the same.’”

“I just feel like I got written off for basketball,” he added. “Like Mr. Basketball in North Carolina, I didn’t win that, I didn’t get some of those accolades, Rookie of the Year, all of those and it’s like, what else can I get? So it’s my time to prove even more what I’m worth.”

Wall is a five-time NBA all-star and at Kentucky won the SEC Player of the Year award in 2010. Thus it should be exciting to see what he feels he still has to prove.

Watch Wall’s full interview with 247 Sports below.