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To that end, Wall has gotten bettter at picking his spots and expanding his game beyond being a pure scorer.

Wall is enjoying the highest 3-point shooting percentage of his career (33.0) and is on pace to attempt the most free throws in a season, all while learning when to attack and when to get his teammates involved.

Wall also gained respect from his peers. According to Hoopshype, Wall has the fifth-highest number of Twitter followers among NBA players with 154. Behind players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Wall is doing his part building his brand.

And other players around the league are beginning to take notice of Wall’s growth on the court, specifically opposing point guards. Celtics guard Jerrod Bayless, a journeyman in his six-year career, has seen first-hand just how much Wall has improved.

“He’s gotten better and progressed,” Bayless said. “He’s done a great job, and they are building something special here and he’s been the centerpiece of that. He’s grown over the years and improved his shooting, and he’s obviously one of the best point guards in the game.”

The 23-year old, who signed a five-year contract extension last summer, is doing his part to put D.C. back on the basketball map.

“My main goal, and our goal as a team, city and organization was to try and have a good season,” said Wall. “[We want to] make the playoffs and bring excitement back to Washington, D.C.”

To achieve that, Wall has plenty to push him — including being left off USA Basketball’s National Team roster.

“It’s more motivation,” said Wall. “I didn’t make the McDonald’s [high school All-American] game. I wasn’t national player of the year. I wasn’t rookie of the year. So those are just tabs I keep to motivate myself to prove people wrong.”

Another tab that Wall uses to push himself is a photo of the Larry O’Brien Trophy hanging in his locker. The Wizards have not won the O’Brien Trophy, awarded to the NBA champion, since the 1978 season, coach Randy Wittman’s senior year of high school. No current Wizard was alive during the last title run. The teams last championship came 12 years before Wall was born.

Wall has come a long way in his four-year journey with the Wizards. As Washington is experiencing its most suc