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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm  |  11 responses

Kentucky Lands Nerlens Noel

The mystery is over. The debate over where the top center in the class of 2012 would end up playing college ball culminated Wednesday night live on ESPNU when Nerlens Noel committed to Kentucky over Georgetown and Syracuse. The 6-10 big man out of the Tilton School in New Hampshire reclassified from the 2013 class to senior status back in February. The country’s best shot blocker  joins a massively-talented class at Lexington that includes highly touted recruits Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin, and Willie Cauley. Noel has been writing for SLAM for the past few weeks as a diarist–speaking on his college recruitment and preparation for this weekend’s Jordan Brand Classic. Big Blue Nation might be in for a repeat.

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  • T-Money

    Ryan Harrow, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, Anthony Bennet, and Nerlens Noel #fab5

  • hillbilly

    @T-Money I just wonder how many cases of adult diapers Bobby Knight went through when the Cats were tearin’ it up in down in the Big Easy.
    I’m guessing it was ‘a bunch’. :D

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    Out goes Anthony Davis, In comes Nerlens Noel. From unibrow to flat top.

  • cbb_fanatic

    YES!!! I knew my Kentucky guys had to make an impression on ONE of these top recruits. Congrats to Nerlens Noel and rock that royal blue with pride. BBN!!!

  • That1Guy

    He shoulda went to Syracuse!!!

  • nbafanatic

    shouldve went to indiana

  • ab40

    just stop the age rule. this makes no sense.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    ^spill real

  • rkirby

    He should have gone to Georgetown aka Big Man U. Dude’s so raw offensively kind of like Roy Hibbert when he first got to college, wouldve had legitimate frontcourt help. oh well

  • lakernation

    UK wins again! Good job callipari

  • -Mas-

    Bust!

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