Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things Nerlens Noel Can Do to Improve His NBA Stock

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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things Nerlens Noel Can Do to Improve His NBA Stock
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky basketball star center Nerlens Noel arguably has the best combination of current skills and upside out of any big man in the 2013 NBA draft class. 

To say he is a well-rounded big man, however, is incorrect.

Noel struggles on offense. He struggles with foul trouble. He struggles with turnovers.

All are reasonable problems for an 18-year-old basketball player. Noel is young, and he's maturing at a rapid rate. 

Improvements must be made, however, if he expects to keep his draft stock high. He's currently the No. 1 overall prospect according to ESPN and the No. 2 prospect according to Draft Express.

But his position at the top is hardly secured, and although he may be a lock as a high lottery pick, the monetary difference between each pick is substantial. Last year's No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis, makes nearly $1 million more than the No. 3 pick, Bradley Beal (via HoopsHype.com).

Here are five things Noel can do to improve his draft stock to potentially be the No. 1 pick.

All statistics via Wildcat Review

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