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Athlon Sports’ Q & A session with Nerlens Noel

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Braden Gall of Athlon Sports sat down with Nerlens Noel as he looks ahead to tomorrow night’s NBA draft. The two talked about the rehab process, Big Blue Nation, playing for Coach Cal, the hair, his plans for draft night and much more.

Noel told Gall it will be a very emotional night when he’s drafted and he’ll have to hold back the tears if he hears his name called first. “If I see my mom cry, I will probably cry,” he said. He has a celebration planned afterward with his friends and family.

And his friends and family back in Kentucky?

“I am always going to be a member of Big Blue Nation,” he said when asked if it’s OK to be called a former member of BBN. “I will always go back to visit there because I loved the year I spent at Kentucky. It was a great time, playing under coach Calipari and in front of the Big Blue Nation was something special and was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Athlon Sports’ Q & A session with Nerlens Noel



  1. Scoop
    2:16 pm June 26, 2013 Permalink

    A supposed insider on a uk premium board said if the Harrison twins are not on campus by this weekend, it’s time to worry. Said they could have eligibility issues.



  2. Hey 1
    2:18 pm June 26, 2013 Permalink

    A supposed guy named John Calipari who knows a little something about UK basketball said to not worry. So, let’s go ahead and squash that stupid rumor before it goes any further.



  3. BluePoops
    2:21 pm June 26, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah that 8months in Lexington really meant a lot. Other schools are laughing at us



  4. DH
    2:32 pm June 26, 2013 Permalink

    3) You mean other schools that haven’t won a NC in the past two years?..

  5. I know KSR needs something to write about when the news is slow, but all this gnashing of teeth about where Noel will go in the draft (not to mention Archie) is pointless. If Noel has NBA talent and can ball on that level, it won’t matter where he goes. The only thing that would be affected is his salary the 1st 3 years. If he swats shots like he did at UK, he’ll make plenty of dough (and even more of course if he improves offensively).



  6. Daquarius
    3:35 pm June 26, 2013 Permalink

    Nerlens’ lunker pulsates visibly