Growing up while his mom worked double-shifts; crying during pickup games; throwing down a lob from his older brother; and, now, the ambassador of UK basketball. It’s all there in Jason King’s All-Access piece on Nerlens Noel over at ESPN.com
King tells the story of Nerlens Noel better than anything we’ve seen before, from the young kid in Boston to the soon-to-be millionaire playing basketball for John Calipari.
It’s a great look into the life of your current favorite Wildcat, where he’s been, and what the basketball world expects from him in the future.
Definitely worth a read as you count down the minutes to the Blue/White game.