Nerlens Noel is back home getting ready for his third meeting with Mitch McGary and Brewster Academy, but before he switched his focus to tonight’s game, he updated his blog on ESPN.com. In his new entry, Noel said he was very impressed by Kentucky’s fans — he counted how many times his name was chanted in Rupp Arena — and he loves the way John Calipari coaches his team in practice and in games. He also mentioned how Calipari and Boeheim use two completely different approaches in their recruiting: Cal tells you everything and Boeheim is more laid back.
The visit to Lexington over the weekend is the last unofficial he’ll take, and he’ll begin his official visits once the paperwork clears from his reclassification. He plans to visit Florida, North Carolina, and Georgetown, and he’ll also visit UConn and Providence because they’re close by.
Noel told Scout.com’s Evan Daniels that he still doesn’t have a favorite at this point. Kentucky is selling him on Anthony Davis’ success, so I find that hard to believe. One look at what Davis is doing in college basketball right now and Noel would be out of his mind to go elsewhere.