From WRAL: Prep basketball star John Wall, one of the nation’s top uncommitted prospects, was cited with breaking and entering.
Authorities said Wall, 18, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering in connection with an April 27 break-in at a home at 3924 Laurel Glen Drive in Raleigh.
An officer saw Wall leaving from the rear of the residence and was able to detain him, police said. Police said there was no forced entry at the residence and no indication that anything was taken from it.
Kudos to 850TheBuzz for keeping this non event of a story in perspective. A reader posted the following (paraphrased) in our comments section.
On 850AM they were saying that the house was vacant and foreclosed upon. Kind of like hanging out in a house under construction. They were also blasting WRAL for not doing their homework. It took 10 seconds to find the house is owned by a bank on the Wake County Estate site.
Here is what SFN has heard through our Raleigh grapevine – Wall went to this abandoned house to hook up with the girl. Cops saw them leaving the house and they gave him a ticket. That is why there was no forced entry (to the house). Don’t know how true it is; but, we will see what we can find out.
If this is true…it only serves to RAISE my opinion of Wall. He’s red-blooded teenager who was smart enough to find somewhere private to do his business? Give the guy a medal for his productive use of available real estate in today’s bad economy and for being smart enough not to roll the dice in some uncomfortable parked car where he could have gotten busted for more. That is about 100 times smarter than I behaved in high school.
Now, if NC State is really smart we will go make this girl a ‘Stately Lady’ before the day is over. Where is Quinton Jackson when you need him?
For a little more fun…I couldn’t resist the “Reggie Jackson” angle here.
Two other people were also charged in the April 27 crime. Bria Renea Draughn, 16, was detained while walking along a nearby street. Reginald Leonard Jackson II, 17, was detained when he returned to the residence, police said.
Tim Stevens had a feature article on Wall in Sunday’s newspaper that has been picked up by websites in Kentucky, Kansas and other college basketball hotbeds linked to Wall. I found irony in a newspaper printing an article written in part about how an over-exposed kid doesn’t like to be over-exposed.
The attention baffles Wall.
â€œIâ€™m just a kid,â€ he said.
His recruiting process has been filled with twists and rumors, most of which he has no control over and some of which have been mean-spirited and cruel.
Here are a few rumors and Wallâ€™s response…