Nerlens Noel, UK's Latest Big Man, Has Stats Similar to Anthony Davis

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Nerlens Noel, UK's Latest Big Man, Has Stats Similar to Anthony Davis
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LEXINGTON, KY. — John Calipari issued the warning — and futile plea to expectant fans — back in the summer: Nerlens Noel is not Anthony Davis. Then again, who is? Davis won every national award last season as a freshman, set an NCAA record for rookies with 186 blocks, led the University of Kentucky to a national championship, became the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft and then won a gold medal at the Olympics around the time Noel was arriving in Lexington as his replacement.

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