KyForward’s Jon Hale is covering John Calipari’s Pro Camp today, and he reports a very nice story that Calipari told about Nerlens Noel to campers and their parents this morning. I encourage you to give the entire story a read, but below is Calipari explaining how a UK student informed him about Noel visiting his grandmother in a nursing home:
I was approached by a student who said, ‘I want to tell you Nerlens went to see my grandmother.’ I said, ‘Really? How did that happen?’ I’m thinking the university set it up for him to go to a nursing home. ‘No, I just saw him on campus and I told him my grandmother was here and he went over to see her.’
Very often, athletes are encouraged and sometimes set up by the athletic department to make visits to nursing homes or hospitals for community service. But being the great kid that Nerlens is, he’s done a lot of his good works completely on his own. I wonder how many great things Nerlens has done that we do not even know about. They don’t make many with a heart like Nerlens Noel.