With his Letter of Intent safely tucked away in Coach Cal’s office, Nerlens Noel is ready to talk about being a Cat. In his latest ESPN diary, Nerlens opens up about the decision, which he says he is “definitely happy with,” and his goals for the upcoming season. First, about that hair…get used to it, because the UK logo isn’t going anywhere.
I know y’all liked the “UK” that I got cut into my head, right? I had been thinking about doing something big leading up to the decision, and that’s what I came up with. James McDonald from VIP Barbershop in Charlotte, N.C., hooked me up while I was in town for the Jordan Brand Classic.
I’ve decided to keep the “UK” throughout the college season. So it’s not going anywhere.
Hang on, give me a minute to recover from that awesomeness…
…okay, I’m good. Noel also says that he’s spoken to Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and his future teammate Ryan Harrow since committing, and he plans to arrive on campus in June or July. His goals for next season? He’s got a lot:
My goals for next year are to win a national title first and foremost.
Then I want to beat Anthony Davis’ shot-block record, and I want to win National Player of the Year. I definitely plan to put the work in to accomplish those goals.
He’s also hard at work at recruiting Anthony Bennett to join him in Lexington:
I’m trying to get Anthony Bennett. I’m not even sure where he’s at in his recruitment, but I think I can probably get it done. I’d say I have a little higher than a 50 percent chance of getting it done.
Go read the entry in full. It’s definitely worth it.
I love this kid.