It's been 27 years now, but Wizards coach Randy Wittman can still remember the feeling he had entering his third season in the NBA.

"All of a sudden that third year was lights out, let's go," Wittman recalled. "There are no surprises any more. I know what I have to do to be a good player in this league."

Wittman proved it, scoring a career-high 1,043 points for the Atlanta Hawks that 1985-86 season. And he believes 22-year-old John Wall is ready to have that same breakout season in his third year with the Wizards.