Found April 17, 2013 on
Today, Kentucky star Nerlens Noel chatted with Dan Patrick about his injury and his NBA decision on Patrick’s radio show.
Here’s three interesting things I noticed listening to the show:
1) Noel’s rehab is “ahead of schedule.”
2) Noel’s response to Patrick asking about the one-and-done rule. Patrick asked if Noel would rather head to the NBA after high school or play two years at Kentucky. Noel’s response? “I’d probably have to say two years at Kentucky.”
3) When Dan Patrick asked Noel who he can’t wait to face in the NBA, Noel said Kevin Garnett. Patrick’s response was that Garnett would be yelling at Noel and getting in his face. To which Noel said “I’ll get in his face too.” I can’t wait for that match-up.
Here’s the full radio show:
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