John Wall, the Class of 2009's top unsigned recruit with considerable interest from Duke, was cited with a misdemeanor breaking and entering April 27, Raleigh police said Monday. Wall is currently considering eight schools and was expected to trim his list as soon as today.
The police cited Wall, in addition to two others, after an officer spotted him exiting the back of an unoccupied and for-sale Raleigh residence and detained him without incident at around 12:30 p.m. last Monday. There was no forced entry, and the three suspects did not take anything from the house. Wake County chief magistrate Gary Wills told The (Raleigh) News & Observer that the citation was "similar to one issued for a traffic violation."
It is not known how the alleged crime will impact Wall's recruiting process.
He is considering Duke, N.C. State, Memphis, Miami, Baylor, Kansas and Kentucky and was going to visit N.C. Central last week, but decided not to follow through with the visit. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski offered a scholarship to Wall, widely seen as a one-and-done player, after the end of the season and told the standout point guard he would open up the playbook for him, as the Blue Devils did with Jason Williams. His potential matriculation to Duke would likely solidify the Blue Devils as the ACC favorite, even if Gerald Henderson decides to stay in the NBA Draft.
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