Nerlens Noel Tracker: Updating Duke, Kentucky, UNC Rumors and More

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IApril 10, 2012

Courtesy hoopscapital.com
Courtesy hoopscapital.com

The recruit that most people feel is the best in the nation has not yet decided which school he will attend. As you can imagine, this has created a huge amount of buzz. 

Update: Wednesday, April 11 at 8:50 p.m. ET

Rejoice Kentucky fans, you have another dominant big man headed your way. Noel will be stepping into the large shoes about to be vacated by Anthony Davis.

He announced his decision live on ESPNU, and they were kind enough to tweet the info.

It's official. Nerlens Noel @NerlensNoel3 said it with the hair and will play for the National Champion Kentucky Wildcats. #SIGNINGDAY

— ESPNU (@ESPNU) April 12, 2012

Update: Wednesday, April 11 at 8:20 p.m. ET

Noel is reportedly going to announce his school in style...literally—as in his hair style. Pete Thamel of the New York Times tweeted out this info:

Nerlens Noel will announce his choice with a logo shaved in his hair. (Hence the hoodie). Some barber in Charlotte has a scoop.

— Pete Thamel(@PeteThamelNYT) April 12, 2012

Update: Wednesday, April 11 at 4:20 p.m. ET

It was reported earlier today that Georges Niang, a high-school teammates of Nerlens Noel, had tweeted that Noel was headed to Georgetown.

This is not the case. Niang tweeted this a short while ago:

What I tweeted is my personal opinion.. I am just as clueless as y'all when it comes to this decision

— Georges Niang (@GeorgesNiang20) April 11, 2012

Noel is scheduled to announce his decision Wednesday evening. 

Update: Wednesday, April 11 at 2:40 p.m. EST

Nerlens Noel's high school teammate, Georges Niang, claimed this morning that Noel is heading to Georgetown, via Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com:

Nerlens Noel high school teammate @georgesniang20, tweeted this morning that Noel is headed to Georgetown

— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 11, 2012

Nerlens Noel is a agile 6'10" shot-blocking center with a nice offensive game. He is nimble in the post and has solid touch. He can also run the court with the best of them. 

He will dominate the college ranks as a freshman and likely be the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft. And we are all just left to speculate on where he might be playing next year. 

While we don't know where yet, Andy Katz tweeted out the when.

ESPNU will televise announcements of 2012 top players Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.: es.pn/IcbwRq

— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) April 9, 2012

It's been widely reported that his choices have come down to Kentucky, Syracuse and Georgetown, but is it even safe to conclude that it will be one of those three after what Noel himself recently tweeted?

If Noel was being honest with this tweet than all the speculation is futile.

Gon shock the world !!

— Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) April 10, 2012

It's not exactly worthy of the "shock the world" moniker if you pick one of three teams everyone has said you would pick. 

Maybe he'll say he is going to play overseas for money, or perhaps he's decided basketball is not for him and he's going to take up fishing and join the cast of The Deadliest Catch. 

Now that would shock the world! He'll probably pick a college and play basketball there, though. So stay tuned into this page as we'll update you with any rumors that surface on where Noel will be taking his on-court talents and classroom endeavors. 


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