Future GM John Wall concludes Napier is 1st-round pick

Future GM John Wall concludes Napier is 1st-round pick
April 8, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Add Wizards point guard John Wall to the Shabazz Napier bandwagon. He's in agreement with LeBron James about the Connecticut Huskies point guard. 

Wall flew to Dallas after practice Monday to watch Napier knock off his Kentucky Wildcats in the national championship game. Napier, projected as a low second-round pick this season, was dominant on both ends of the floor. 

"He's got to be the first point guard taken, in my opinion, (with) the way he finished the season," Wall said after practice Tuesday. 

Wrote James from his official Twitter account after Monday's game:

Wall, who left after his freshman year to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010, hopes to eventually make decisions such as this. He intends to finish earning his degree in business management. 

"I want to do something like be a general manager when my career is over," said Wall, who still has two years left and wants to immerse himself by attending summer school rather than online classes. "A coach or something. I want to stick with basketball." 

Getting a degree also is a promise he made to his father, who passed away in 1999 of liver cancer.