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Nerlens Noel named 1st Team All-Freshman by The Sporting News


Congrats to Nerlens Noel, who has been named First Team All-Freshman by The Sporting News despite suffering a season-ending injury in mid-February:

Nerlens Noel, Kentucky

Noel is a deserving member of this team despite the gruesome knee injury that ended his outstanding freshman season on Feb. 12. In his 24 games, the 6-10 Noel averaged 4.4 blocks, 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game; his total of 106 blocks on the year is fifth in the country. Here’s more perspective on how much his shot-blocking ability impacted Kentucky—Noel had 60 blocks in 11 SEC contests before the injury; Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson, the SEC’s leading scorer, made 64 field goals in his first 11 SEC contests.

Nerlens shares the honor with Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Ben McLemore, Kansas; and Anthony Bennett, UNLV. Smart was named TSN’s Freshman of the Year.

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11 responses to “Nerlens Noel named 1st Team All-Freshman by The Sporting News”

  1. UK Fan

    Well done Nerlens. Now come back and be 1st team All America

  2. Ridge Runner

    Congrats Flat Top Feller! We’ll be thinkin’ of ya with surgery soon too.

  3. JKUK

    Anybody else see the post about Pitino and Calipari on the one-and-done? Where did that go?

  4. Great Job

    Well deserved.

  5. Eric K

    #3 yea I saw it. I was about to cuss Mr. 15 seconds! GO CATS!!


    Soooo, with Oklahoma State really making waves lately… when Cal retires many many years down the line, could Travis Ford be a legitimate replacement? Yes, it would depend on how well he does in the coming years, but do you think Mitch has his eye on Travis?

    Or would we go with, say, Coach O? Who, btw, does not have head coaching experience.

  7. dubbness

    you mean when cal goes to the nba. Both Ford and and coach O would be great at UK.

  8. TrinityPills

    McLemore shouldn’t be eligible for these Freshman lists.

  9. niaps

    Way to go Nerlens your a class act and an all around good guy

  10. Neil A.

    #6 It will be Mark Few from Gonzaga. UK, UNC or Kansas are the only places he would go and like Cal Uk would be his dream job.

  11. John B

    I have ticket books for the SEC Tournament. Will sell for face value ($300ea.) They are good for all games. Section 328 Row E Seats 3,4,5,& 6. If interested please call John @ 270-64-0958.