Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 6/26/13
In the days preceding the NBA Draft, we often learn things some crazy things that we never knew about prospects — players get asked ridiculous questions in team interviews, and plenty of amusing information comes out. Today, we found out something pretty funny about Nerlens Noel, the center from Kentucky who has a shot to go No. 1 overall tomorrow. Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal’s had the chance to sit down to talk with Nerlens’s mom today, the day before the draft (remember, she’s the one with the crazy hair). Naturally, she is extremely proud of her son. During interview, Mrs. Noel was fondly reminiscing about his childhood. What we found particularly funny was the nickname that she used to have for Nerlens: Sat down with Nerlens Noel’s mom. She’s a treat. Says (in thick Haitian accent) seeing him drafted will be “like I’m going up to see God.” — Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) June 26, 2013 Mom calls Noel “Boo Boo,” said he used to wait up for her to come home from work at 11:30 with homemade cards. Sis says he’s favorite child. — Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) June 26, 2013 Noel must have a thing for nicknames — Wildcats fans were always thinking of creative monikers involving his flat-top during his time at UK. However, “Boo Boo” is one that we haven’t heard before, and is pretty funny. We wish “Boo Boo”  the best of luck in his future NBA career. 
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