John Wall was one of the NBA's breakout stars during the 2016-17 season. His career-best performance earned the Wizards point guard All-NBA Third Team honors, the first All-NBA selection of his career.
Here's the complete list of All-NBA selections from the league press release.
All-NBA teams are decided by the votes of 100 sports media members who vote for first, second and third teams.
Note that Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas beat out Wall for second-team honors by a significant number in balloting, while other star point guards like Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul and Damian Lillard were left off all together.
Wall fininished the 2016-17 regular season averaging 23.1 points, 10.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2 steals per game. He was also named to his fourth All-Star team this year.
Wall released a statement through the Wizards ackowledging the honors.
It is a great honor to be named to the All-NBA team for the first time,” said Wall. “Although this is an individual award, I consider it to be a team accomplishment and a reflection of the success and improvement we had this season. I wouldn’t be in this position without the hard work that my teammates and coaching staff put in on a daily basis and without the constant support and love from my family. On behalf of the team, I would also like to thank our amazing fans for being there for us all season – we all look forward to reaching new levels together for years to come.
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