by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Wizards point guard John Wall has been dominating as of late, as his team has surged to 9-9 after stumbling to a 2-8 start out of the gate in 2013.

His points are up, assists are up, steals are up – whatever was holding him back from reaching that next level in his first three seasons is no longer.

What’s more, Wall is blazing past defenders on a nightly basis. He seems to have gained control of that speed he was highly-touted for having coming out of college at Kentucky.

“I think this year I really learned how to use my speed,” Wall told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.

“And I’ve been using it the right ways and not just go a hundred miles per hour like I did my first couple years in the league,” Wall continued. “And just studying a lot of film on guys and saw how they changed pace and changed speed up and it helped my game out a lot.”

Wall was asked how he decides when to kick it into that next gear, and use his next-level speed to blow past one, two, sometimes even three defenders.

“If I don’t see a shot blocker back there, very rarely I feel like anybody can stop me going to the basket,” Wall answered. “I mean I think about my determination of having that killer instinct needed to know that I can finish up and get a foul. Or even if I’m not looking to score, it always seems to be a big benefit to me to find my guys cause they do a good job of running to the three-point line. And I just find those guys, and sometimes my big man do a great job of running of the floor too. So I find those guys, so you know what I mean, I feel like I can score in those situations very often.”

Listen to the full interview below.


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