Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

“Barring a major change”, Nerlens Noel reclassifying to 2012

The player that was seen as a possible piece of UK’s massive 2013 recruiting haul is now apparently an option for the 2012 class.  Tilton School (New Hampshire) big man Nerlens Noel, regarded by many as the best defensive player in high school since Greg Oden, will reclassify to the 2012 class, “barring a major change”, according to Scout.com.  With that news, he now moves near the top of the list of players the Cats are targeting for the class and, more importantly, means we can show my favorite YouTube video.

Nerlens happens.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

33 Comments for “Barring a major change”, Nerlens Noel reclassifying to 2012



  1. MATT JONES GHOST
    6:01 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    He good



  2. Musehobo
    6:01 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    This kid will foul out in the first half in college ball. Looks like he’s got a bit of an attitude too. Hope I’m wrong.



  3. Getwhatyougive
    6:05 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    He’s got attitude alright…the kind that puts 3-4 shots by the opposition into the 5th row side court



  4. jaygee85
    6:08 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    we have got to get this guy to Madness, i would take him over anybody in 2012 except Shabazz Muhammad, he is a game changer on the defensive end…



  5. MN UK FAN
    6:13 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Matt, Who else is he looking at? Do you think we will get him?



  6. Can't wait
    6:24 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    He will wear blue



  7. lexslamman
    6:24 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Reminds me a little of Andre Riddick.



  8. coco
    6:42 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    class 2012
    1-godwin6-4
    2-harris6-5
    3-poythness6-7
    4-bennette6-7
    5-noels6-11



  9. Booyakasha
    6:53 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve seen him in person several times. Noel might be the best shot blocker in high school since Oden, but he’s not the best defensive player. He’s as thin as a rail. He makes Anthony Davis look thick. Needs to bulk up to handle elite college bigs.



  10. MemphisCat
    7:07 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Reminds me of David Robinson, once he learns how to block shots to himself vice hitting them in the seats he will be awesome. Hope we can get him if Cal wants him, it will ease the pain iif we don;t get Mitch.



  11. Poco Chang
    7:07 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    It would never happen, but just imagine Noel and Davis in the same back court?



  12. Dane Brammage
    7:12 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    I love this kid. Nerlens Noel is a must have.



  13. john
    7:16 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    I wish these kids would stay in their class and develop more physically before trying college.



  14. flipdunkking
    7:50 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    From his twitter

    Im 2013… Not 2012 if that answers everybodys Q’s



  15. the truth
    7:52 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    You mean front court? ^^



  16. Fresh Prince of Adair
    8:41 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    be our guy mr noel….u, wiljner, archie goodwin, ryan harrow and shabazz? thats a nasty squad

    – im assuming lamb, gillie, teague, tj and davis are gone of course;)



  17. WorldWideWes
    8:49 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Everyone has a price. We will get him, no worries big Blue Nation.



  18. Dave
    9:21 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    This guy will be great if he gains weight.
    He’s like Oden but with way more skills.



  19. Dave
    9:29 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Who says Gilly and Lamb are goners for sure?
    Gilly may want to wait until he can be the star on the 2012 team and Lamb may want to wait for a less loaded draft.
    Picture if our class is Shabazz,Goodwin and Cauley(who I’m sure we have).
    PG-Harrow
    SG-Lamb
    Sf-Shabazz
    PF-Gilly
    C-Wiltjer
    Bench mob
    Goodwin,Cauley,Twany,Poole and Hood.

    If Gilly is the only one back then Goowin starts. This IS a pipe dream.



  20. gog8ors
    9:39 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Well, there must have been a “major change” because he is sticking with the 2013 class.



  21. silverado
    9:52 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    5



  22. gog8ors
    10:17 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Noel is leaning toward UK or the Big East at this point in time, but he has decided to stick with the 2013 class and will be playing the recruiting game for another year so lots could change in that amount of time.



  23. Marcus L. Owens
    10:41 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Im with #8.



  24. Not Suffering Fools Gladly
    10:45 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Hey #17, how are things looking for your U of L Squad this year? That’s what I thought…



  25. catfan68
    11:48 pm September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Hey #17 why don’t you go back to sucking Pitino’s c**k?



  26. Getem'Cal
    12:33 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    I hate how I can never see the posts on this site. It says there are 25 and it is stuck on 8. I have read these 8 a thousand times hoping the rest would show up. I really hope KSR fixes this with the updates they are planning on the website.



  27. Holden McGroin
    1:09 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    26. you reading those 8 comments a thousand times, just gave KSR a thousand hits. It’s a selling point– the more we click to see new posts/comments, the more hit counts KSR gets. It gives false, inflated numbers when selling advertising for this site. Annoying, i know, but it’s part of the game.



  28. Charlie Pride
    5:17 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    No worries #2. You’re wrong. This kid is Bill Russell reincarnated.



  29. the fan
    6:48 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    reminds me of Spud Webb



  30. Vince
    8:05 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    Gotta love dunking on the Asian kid and subsequently staring him down at the 0:23 mark LOL



  31. M. T. Bench
    9:08 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    @26, I agree.
    The solution is simple.
    Depress the F5 key to ‘refresh’.



  32. a box of rocks
    9:58 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    he looks dumber than me



  33. uk3k
    10:25 am October 1, 2011 Permalink

    he’s 7’3 with the flat-top