Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Nerlens Noel chooses Kentucky
By Brendan Hall
Just moments ago, Tilton (N.H.) center and Everett native Nerlens Noel committed to the University of Kentucky, in a live special at ESPN's Charlotte studios.
Noel, a 6-foot-10 shot swatter and the nation's No. 1 overall player, chose the Wildcats over Georgetown and Syracuse.
He revealed his decision on national television in an unusual yet playful manner, turning around in his chair to reveal the school's logo shaved into the back of his head. He then lifted up a No. 5 away Kentucky jersey.
"I just thought it was the best fit for me personally," Noel said. "I talked to my mom and she liked it as well. She liked all three schools, but when it came down to it, she liked Kentucky, Coach Orlando [Antigua], Coach Cal [John Calipari]. I see what they did with Anthony Davis, she thought it was the best fit for me, and I did too."