John Wall Selects #2 As Washington Wizards Jersey Number

TheRookieWall.comCorrespondent IJune 30, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 24:  John Wall of Kentucky waits to be drafted as the first overall pick in the NBA Draft by The Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Al Bello/Getty Images

John Wall is without a doubt the most easily branded player in this year's draft. The one electrifying season he played at Kentucky had anyone following college basketball on notice.

The Wizards are lucky to have him, but the Washington franchise's long history has made Wall alter one fundamental part of his brand.

His number.

The Wizards, before they became the Wizards, actually retired number 11 to honor Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes. Wall was forced to pick a new number, and he did. Number 2.

If you look at his Twitter background, you can see the “11″ built into the J and W, similar to what LeBron has done with his LBJ playing off 23. Now, Wall has selected number 2, and it’ll be the focus of his marketing team to come up with a new logo for their star point guard.

His reason for selecting 2, “just felt #2 was a good number.” I suppose he simply added 1 + 1 to come up with it. He also mentioned he’ll be wearing it for next year, so maybe we could see a number change in his future a la LeBron and Kobe.

VISIT THEROOKIEWALL.COM FOR ALL OF YOUR NBA ROOKIE COVERAGE!!!