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Wall succeeds in inking a new deal with the Wizards

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WASHINGTON – The Washington Wizards have locked up John Wall for the next several years.

On Friday, the Wizards held a news conference to announce the signing of Wall’s multi-year extension with the National Basketball Association franchise.

Wall, the top overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 campaign. Wall’s new deal starts with the 2019-20 season.

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Wizards on Upswing, Will They Become Talk of The Town?

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WASHINGTON  Fans from Montgomery County and players and coaches of the Washington Wizards (33-21) are getting excited about their team’s playoff hopes, which was apparent Friday evening at the Verizon Center as the Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers (29-24), 112-107.

Another playoff run reminiscent of the 1977-1978 Washington Bullets’ championship season might have the Wizards becoming the talk of the town once again.

Wizard point guard John Wall commented on the game and the crowd. “For one, the crowd has been amazing for us. It’s the reason why we could comeback. We were down and going through tough times. They helped us get out of that hole we were in. It was a big shot due to a couple of misses, and we got an offensive rebound. He made it. It was a big shot for us. It was a turning point for us. It put us up four.”

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Montgomery’s Vanterpool returns to D.C. with Blazers

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VanterpoolFormer Blair standout David Vanterpool returned to the D.C. area as a Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach.  PHOTO BY BRANDY L. SIMMS 

WASHINGTON – Bradley Beal and John Wall spoiled David Vanterpool’s homecoming Monday when the Washington Wizards beat the Portland Trail Blazers at Verizon Center, 120-101.

The dynamic Washington backcourt duo of Beal and Wall combined for 49 points in the win that prevented the Portland assistant coach from capturing a victory over his former team.

Vanterpool, a former standout at Montgomery Blair High School, spent 13 years playing professional basketball including a one-year stint with the Wizards.

Despite the loss, Vanterpool said it was a pleasure to be back home amongst friends and family.

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