- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WASHINGTON | John Wall can’t have No. 11, so he’s going with No. 2.

The Washington Wizards’ No. 1 overall draft pick announced Wednesday night on Twitter his choice of jersey for the start of his NBA career.

Wall made the simple post: “I picked to wear (number symbol)2 for nxt yr”. He offered no immediate explanation, although the easy interpretation is that he added up the digits of the number he wore at the University of Kentucky.

The jersey number was the lone sore spot for Wall on draft night last week. He wanted to stick with No. 11 — it’s even part of his Twitter name — but that number belonged to Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes and is retired in the Verizon Center rafters.