John Wall was one of Kentucky coach John Calipari’s first building blocks in Lexington.
The 5-star point guard out of Raleigh, N.C., was part of a 2009 class that also featured future NBA stars Eric Bledsoe and DeMarcus Cousins.
They helped the Wildcats go 35-3 and reach the Elite 8 in Calipari’s first season, paving the way for several more highly-rated recruits and a national title in 2012.
Big recruiting classes are now an annual tradition in Lexington, and Calipari landed another 5-star — center Edrice “Bam” Adebayo — on Tuesday morning.
Wall was paying attention, and sent along his congratulations to his fellow North Carolinian.