[Note: I would like to thank WRAL, a news station in Raleigh, NC, for some of the objective information in this article.]
Raleigh police stated on Monday that phenom high school recruit John Wall has been cited for breaking and entering.
The incident took place on April 27, 2009 at 3924 Laurel Glen Drive in Raleigh, NC.
Raleigh city police stated that "an officer saw Wall leaving from the rear of the residence and was able to detain him."
Bria Renea Draughn, 16, and Reginald Leonard Jackson II, 17, were also detained by the police in connection with the Wall charge. Jackson was caught in an attempt to return to the residence.
Considered by virtually every recruiting site as the No. 1 prospect overall (and by default, the No. 1 prospect not yet committed), Wall gave his critics further ammunition with the misdemeanor charge.
Many have suggested that Wall has "character issues," stemming from both his past history and recent statements he has made.
Yes, Wall is innocent until proven guilty, but this is a case of being caught red-handed, and I am going to dispense with the politically correct niceties of defending someone who has repeatedly indicated he has difficulty understanding the difference between right and wrong.
Or, rather, he understands the difference, but only seems to care when it's convenient for him. If nothing else, his statements have proven him to be an extremely arrogant young man.
The guy can play ball. There is no one like him in this year's recruiting class. The rules that basically force him to play a year of college basketball are proving more and more ludicrous as time goes on.
All this aside, Wall has once again proven why Roy Williams and Coach K would be wise to let someone else handle this particular player.
This article will be updated as new information comes in.