After slipping to the number two spot following his ACL injury, Nerlens Noel is back atop ESPN NBA guru Chad Ford’s Big Board of NBA draft prospects. Why did Ford put him back on top? This year’s weak draft makes everyone a risk, so why not take a risk on one of the only dominant big men in the field? If Nerlens’ rehab goes well, Ford says many NBA execs are warming up to taking him with the first pick.
Where does Ford rank the rest of Kentucky’s freshmen? Willie Cauley-Stein comes in at #18, followed by Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin at #20 and #21 respectively.