John Wall becomes youngest Wizards player to reach 10,000 points

Chase Hughes
NBC Sports Washington

With a layup on Friday night against the Orlando Magic, Wizards guard John Wall became the youngest player in franchise history to reach 10,000 career points, passing former Bullets star Jeff Malone by more than a year.

Wall, who is exactly 27 years and 128 days old, eclipsed Malone who reached 10,000 at 28 years and 197 days old. Wall got there in his 531st career game. Malone needed 505 games to hit 10,000.

Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes got to 10,000 points in the fewest games in Wizards/Bullets history at 464. Wall is third on that list, ahead of Hall of Famer Wes Unseld who is fourth with 909 games.

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Wall is fourth on the Wizards/Bullets all-time scoring list. Ahead of him are Hayes, Malone and Unseld. He is still over 5,000 out of Hayes, who holds first place. At the rate he's going, however, Wall could pass Hayes by the end of his career. He is under contract with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season.

Wall, who joined the team as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010, already holds the franchise records for career steals and assists. He set both marks last season. Wall continues to separate himself as one of the all-time greats in Washington basketball history.

Here is the play where Wall got to 10,000:

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