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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