NERLENS NOEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nerlens Noel will wear No. 5 to remind himself of how many teams passed on him

Former Kentucky Nerlens Noel was one of the most highly-touted recruits in the nation when he committed to the Wildcats last year. Unfortunately, his season was cut short by a torn ACL he suffered against Florida on Feb. 12. Prior to the injury, many believed Noel would be the top player taken in the 2013 [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Has Kentucky Jersey Stitched Inside Draft Night Suit

Nerlens Noel’s high-top fade is his permanent fashion statement, but that didn’t stop Noel from making another one during his draft night on Thursday. The Kentucky big man flashed his Wildcats jersey, which was stitched inside his draft night suit, just after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans at #6 overall. Noel was considered by many to be  the likely top pick of Thursdays...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad: Overrated Draft Prospects?

The 2013 NBA draft kicks off on June 27th and will arguably include some of worst prospects in history. With all the hype surrounding Kentucky center Nerlens Noel’s injury recovery and NBA potential, the name Greg Oden comes to mind. Could the potential no.1 draft pick be a bust, too? Noel doesn’t think so. “I have no doubt that I
Via Dunson Checks In
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel brings 7-year-old leukemia patient to Kentucky Derby with him

Former Kentucky star Nerlens Noel attended the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and he brought with him a special guest. Noel has developed a relationship with a 7-year-old boy named Kelly Melton, who is currently battling leukemia. Melton was recently released from the hospital, so Noel asked him if he would like to accompany him to the biggest horse race of the year. “I brought Kelly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Is Releasing A Rap Song Tonight

Since Kentucky basketball star Nerlens Noel tore his ACL in February, he’s had some free time on his hands. What has he been doing, you ask? Rapping. That’s right, rapping.  Noel tweeted about his new rap song that will be released at 8 p.m. tonight. The song has been reportedly called “Number 9.” We’ll have it for you as soon as we can get our hands on it. #BBN y’all...
Via College Spun
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky F Nerlens Noel Has Torn ACL

The news is not good for Kentucky star freshman Nerlen Noel who went down in a heap last night after trying to block a shot. Andy Katz of ESPN  is reporting that Noel does indeed have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Kentucky announces Nerlens Noel suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season. Surgery in two to three weeks. — Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) February 13, 2013 Rehab...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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Nerlens Noel leaves game with knee injury

Kentucky Wildcats freshman forward Nerlens Noel injured his knee and had to be carried off the court by his teammates in the second half of Tuesday night's college basketball game against the Florida Gators. With just over eight minutes left in the second half, Noel chased down Florida guard Mike Rosario from behind on a fast break and jumped up in the air to block Rosario&...
Via Holdout Sports
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball faces huge test against Florida

John Calipari’s teams typically have had little difficulty racking up wins against solid competition, making their inclusion in the tournament field indisputable.  However, this season has been a strange one for college hoops, and the Wildcats have not been exempted from the ludicrousness.  When the when the tournament committee looks at their resume’ come Selection Sunday...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball finally growing into their roles

Not too long ago, I wrote an article about how Kentucky was shaping up to be an NIT team.  At the time, it was a perfectly legitimate argument.  The Wildcats had just lost on their home court to a mediocre Texas A&M team and were a measly 0-4 against teams in the RPI top 50.  Their team was, in a word, dysfunctional, going through the growing pains that come with playing several...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Protecting the rim: Nerlens Noel vs Anthony Davis

After his 12-block night vs Ole Miss, Nerlens Noel is now on pace to break Anthony Davis's shot block record at Kentucky. Noel has 94 through 20 games, while Davis had 186 in 40 games. Of course, the odds of Noel playing 40 games is really small, but still - being on pace is impressive enough. Who was the better shot blocker? While the raw numbers are slightly in favor of Noel...
Via Run the Floor
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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