CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein is reporting Syracuse recruit Nerlens Noel will “ultimately wind up in Lexington.” Recently, The Fizz dissected the New York Times’ piece on the shady characters around Noel. It’s not an indictment of the high school big man himself, but instead the questionable “handlers” many high-profile basketball recruits find themselves fending off. Rothstein stops short of saying Noel has made a decision already, only that it appears likely he will choose UK.
Here’s The Fizz’s comprehensive coverage of Nerlens Noel
Noel to Kentucky would not be a shock. Nerlens had reportedly narrowed his list down to UK, SU and Georgetown. But the Hoyas always seemed a long shot, and according to most insiders the Wildcats held an advantage over the Orange.
The Fizz spoke to Noel on his visit to the Carrier Dome, and he seemed legitimately excited about the prospect of a “Transformers Lineup.” But even the most optimistic SU fans knew it would take an upset to pry N2 from Kentucky....