VOTE | John Wall for an ESPY

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Kentucky’s very own John Wall has been nominated for a 2010 ESPY Award in the Best Breakthrough Athlete category.

There are four athletes nominated:

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Wall

John Wall, UK Basketball (WINNER)

As a freshman, led the Wildcats in scoring (16.6), assists (6.5) and steals (1.8) while setting the school single-season assist record with 241.

Recorded five double-doubles on the season as Kentucky went 35-3 and made it to the Elite Eight.

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Griner

Brittney Griner,  Baylor Bears Women’s Basketball.

Averaged 18.4 PPG and 8.5 RPG as a freshman.

Totaled 223 blocked shots, an NCAA-record.

Registered an NCAA Tournament record 40 blocks in five 2010 tourney games, which includes tournament single-game record 14 vs. No. 13 Georgetown.

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Johnson

Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans

Improved from 1,228 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns as a rookie to 2,006 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns in the 2009 season.

Led the league in rushing with 2,006 yards and became the sixth player in league history with 2,000 rushing yards in a season.

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Stasburg

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals.

Became the first pitcher to record at least 14 strikeouts and zero walks in his MLB debut.

Struck out the final seven batters he faced in his debut and fell one shy of the record for strikeouts in a MLB debut of 15 by Karl Spooner (1954 Dodgers) and J.R. Richard (1971 Astros).

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