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John Wall played just one year at the University of Kentucky before jumping to the NBA, but he left quite the impression.

The school announced on Monday that Wall will be inducted into the school's athletics Hall of Fame. Wall is one of six inductees including Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and Padres outfielder Collin Cowgill.

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Wall, 26, played the 2009-10 season with Kentucky and helped lead the Wildcats to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament. Months later, he was drafted by the Wizards with the No. 1 overall pick.

Wall teamed with fellow NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins under head coach John Calipari. Wall will be the first Calipari player to enter Kentucky's Hall of Fame.

Calipari reacted to the news via Kentucky's Twitter account:

"He set the tone of where college basketball was going -- not just Kentucky."

Wall was part of Calipari's first wave of one-and-dones, a practice that has changed college hoops. Since, Calipari's Kentucky teams have made four Final 4s, two championship games and won one title in 2012.

 

Wall was a great college basketball player and this further cements his legacy.

Speaking of that legacy, watch our feature on Wall returning to Lexington a few years ago:

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