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Nations top PG recounts big visit

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John Wall, the nation's top rated point guard in the class of 2009, hit the road last weekend and went to a major program for unofficial visit.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound point guard from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C. went to Kentucky and came away impressed with the SEC school.
"That was my first time up there. It was fun. It was a big time football game," Wall said. "I liked it because the players were really intense when the played. They went hard the entire time. Then I chilled with the players and had a good time with them. It went well. Everything went well."
One of the highlights of the trip, Wall says, was meeting Billy Gillispie for the first time.
"He told me a lot of good things," Wall said. "We talked about how he wanted me to be there and I got the feeling that wouldn't lie to me. If I was going to come there, he told me that I'd get on the floor and play.
"I didn't really know too much about Kentucky so it was good for me to get up there and see what they are all about. It's an excellent school that you'd want to go to."
Wall said he might visit Miami later in the fall. The Hurricanes have been a constant in his recruitment, long before Wall blew up over the summer. Miami and Virginia Tech were both present on Monday for an open gym at Wall's school.
North Carolina, NC State, Memphis and Ohio State have been in to see Wall for an open gym already this fall. A number of others will certainly follow because the five-star guard said he is in no rush to make any decisions.
"I want to keep visiting all of these schools," he said. "After I do all of that, I'll narrow down my list some more."
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