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But according to WRAL.com, Wall's fortunes took a turn for the worst last night when he was charged with breaking and entering relating to an April 27 break-in at a house in Wall's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.
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.There's an interesting stipulation to the break-in though, because there was apparently no forced entry and nothing was stolen. However, provided that the charges stick and/or this is a true allegation, it's going to have serious consequences on Wall's future.
An officer saw Wall leaving from the rear of the residence and was able to detain him, police said.
First of all, Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams might withdraw Duke and Carolina, respectively, from the race to recruit Wall. Sidney Lowe of NC State will be hard pressed to take the nation's No. 1-ranked point guard as well. And it would seem difficult for Bill Self and Kansas to amp up their pursuit.
However, John Calipari and Kentucky may not feel the same way; that's not to indict Coach Cal or the Wildcat boosters who so desperately want a star point guard, but I think that the general consensus agrees with my perception that Calipari would still be amenable to the point guard.
Additionally, Wall visited North Carolina Central recently, presumably because of eligibility issues, and there's a chance that he could still be candidate to land there. The bottom line is, though, that provided these charges are accurate, Wall has severely damaged a lot of the leverage he had with certain schools and may end up with less pre-NBA exposure than he wants or initially planned on.