Theo Pinson during a recent appearance run your race podcast, John Wall reveals a wild story about his decision to commit to college.
Wall, a native of Raleigh, said North Carolina was his “dream school” before making the trip to Chapel Hill. He said that during his visit, Tyler Hansbrough kicked him out of the program after saying “I don’t talk to recruits.”
Hansbrough has since denied this story.
“The story @JonWall told on the @tpinsonn podcast didn’t happen! 100% WRONG! I bet Calipari’s bank had nothing to do with him going to Kentucky,” Tar Heel basketball legend Wrote on Twitter.
Wall eventually committed to John Calipari and the Kentucky basketball program. He was a star in Lexington for one season before going as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft.
Hansbrough played his final season at North Carolina the year before Wall began his collegiate career.
For now, it’s Wall’s word against Hansbrough’s.