Kentucky's Wall Frustrated with High Expectations

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman star John Wall says his
comments after last Saturday's win over Vanderbilt that he "wasn't
having fun" were simply a sign of frustration.

Wall had 13 points and nine assists against the Commodores but also committed seven turnovers and complained afterward that he has
struggled living up to the high expectations he's set for himself.

Wall said Monday he talked to coach John Calipari and that "everything is OK." Calipari told Wall it's OK to make mistakes and reminded him that former college stars Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans - both of whom played for Calipari at Memphis - also struggled at times.

Calipari called Wall's frustration "a good teaching lesson" and said it's an opportunity for the point guard to learn how to deal with adversity.


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