Expectations have been sky high for John Wall since he entered the NBA as the No. 1 overall selection out of Kentucky in 2010.

He put up 16.4 points and 8.3 assists per game as a rookie and had an almost identical season (16.3 PPG, 8.0 APG) the following season. He suffered a stress fracture prior to his third season and only played in 49 games a season ago.

Healthy once again, Wall is averaging a career high in points per game (19.8), assists per game (8.6), steals per game (2.0) and is shooting a career high from the free-throw line (83.9 percent).

But as he heads into his first All-Star Game, Wall said he believes he’s getting recognition on a national level because of the team’s success.

“I think the biggest thing is my team is winning,” Wall said. “If you want to be a good point guard or be known in this league, you have to win games.”