Top high school recruit Nerlens Noel is expected to announce his college decision on April 11, and there are a lot of interested schools that will be watching with eyes wide open.
The top-ranked player in the class of 2012, Noel will have the collegiate ranks buzzing when he finally announces his decision.
Here is the latest buzz around where Noel could potentially land.
Eamon Brennan noted in an ESPN blog that Noel posted "Gon shock the world !!" on his Twitter account Monday night.
With Kentucky, Syracuse and Georgetown thought to be in contention, a surprise selection would seemingly indicate that he might not be leaning toward joining John Calipari's squad.
Noel wrote on his ESPN blog that he was indeed down to the three schools, because he believed "it was time to get it down to the schools that I was really looking at the hardest."
Interestingly, Noel wrote about his feelings on Kentucky.
I talked to (Kentucky assistant) coach Orlando (Antigua) after they won and he was really happy, of course. He said that all he could think about was me being a part of something like that next season.
I wouldn’t say that all of that stuff gives Kentucky an advantage, though. It’s just something I think about a lot.
Take that for what it's worth.
According to 12 peers who weighed in on the matter (via ESPN), the majority projected Noel to land on Kentucky's roster next season. While some are thinking that he could wind up in Georgetown, Syracuse was notoriously absent from all of the answers.
Wherever Noel lands, that roster will be instantly improved. The only question remaining is whether or not he really plans to "shock the world" with his decision.
Regardless of where Noel plays next, this won't be the last time we talk about him as he carves his path toward the NBA.
It will be very interesting to see which school he selects, but no matter where his next destination may be, he's certain to dominate headlines when the college season opens up next year.