Like many basketball fans and NBA scouts and GMs, LeBron James has been very impressed with Kentucky freshman John Wall.

"He's great," James said Friday night. "He'll be the No. 1 pick in the draft."

James was asked what specifically he likes about Wall's game.

"His speed with the ball. He's like [Chicago guard] Derrick Rose," James said. "Derrick is much stronger than he is, but he has some of the same athleticism that Derrick has and Coach Cal [Kentucky coach John Calipari] is going to let those type of guys play. He has shown why he came out being the top player in high school and is one of the top 5 players in college."