When you’re Joe Random High Schooler, you have nothing to lose trash talkin’ an NBAer in hopes that you’ll get your day in the sun to challenge him. That was four-star recruit Tyrek Coger’s slant as he talked up Wizards guard and former #1 overall NBA draft pick John Wall. The two met at a Reebok Breakout Challenge.
Coger talked Wall’s ear off enough that Wall put him to the challenge. From the get-go, it appeared that Coger may actually hang with Wall, but Wall’s quickness and talent dominated the 6’8″ high school senior. Coger is a power forward in the 2013 class from Upper Room Christian High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. His preferred college choices, according to Yahoo, are Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida State, Xavier and VCU.
Wall, of course, was a standout at Kentucky before being drafted by the Wizards in 2010 draft. Through two NBA seasons, he’s averaged 16.3 points and 8.3 assists per game.
Coger obviously didn’t pay too much attention to the book on Wall. Last season, Wall was an awful 3 for 42 (7.1%!) behind the three-point arc. And here I go making it sound like he’s easy to guard.