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Noel named Third Team All-American by College Basketball Talk

The preseason All-American lists are rolling out and Nerlens Noel finds himself sitting comfortably on College Basketball Talk’s third team. Here is what NBC Sports’ website had to say about your favorite flattop:

The nation’s top incoming freshman is reportedly a better defensive player than Anthony Davis. (Read that sentence again. That boggles our mind.) The 6-10 center isn’t as skilled offensively, but his ability to control the game by his post presence is enough to warrant a spot here. How high will he fly?

Isaiah Canaan, Michael Snaer, Deshaun Thomas, Doug McDermott and Cody Zeller make up College Basketball Talk’s first team. Louisville’s Peyton Siva joins Nerlens on the third squad.

Basketball season is almost here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Noel named Third Team All-American by College Basketball Talk



  1. UK Fan
    10:48 am October 8, 2012 Permalink

    In related news, UK was named the 3rd best football team in the state.



  2. SteveM
    10:49 am October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Make that the 4th best team behind 1. Louisville, 2. Western and 3. Trinity



  3. greg
    11:30 am October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Has the NCAA cleared him to play yet?? Haven’t seen anything about it, I know he has academicly



  4. Craig
    11:52 am October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Legit question – would this year’s preseason first team all american team (given the whole season to play together and become a real team) have beaten last year’s title team?



  5. cakeonyou
    11:55 am October 8, 2012 Permalink

    When will KSR put up an interview with WCS?



  6. FurdTurgason
    11:58 am October 8, 2012 Permalink

    That’s the worst first team I’ve ever seen.



  7. Wild Turkey 101
    12:24 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Peyton Siva All-American. Right.



  8. StudentAthlete
    1:46 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    Add this award to his ‘Most Improved in Reading’ award!



  9. Cats
    2:19 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    6. what does that say about the third team then?



  10. BBN4ever
    2:42 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    A reliable source (student) at UK says, rumor has it, Noel has been skipping classes and hanging with the wrong crowd.

    Man… I hope this isn’t true



  11. kingrex
    3:59 pm October 8, 2012 Permalink

    I was concerned about Noel because he reclassified, making him a young freshman. I was not ready to handle everything that came with college when I was 17. Being a basketball player at Kentucky is a challenge already, but then you add the academics …..I hope he is not skipping classes already and hanging with P O S ‘