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Noel, Poythress and Wiltjer make CBSSports’ Top 50 Big Men

Just when you thought they couldn’t come up with any more, the fine folks at CBSSports have released another set of preseason rankings! Today, Jeff Goodman and his merry men ranked the best big men in the country, with three Cats showing up in the Top 50:

3. Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
A shot-blocking freak. That’s what Noel will bring with him to Lexington. Think of a young Bill Russell in terms of body frame and ability to send shots packing. Noel still has a long ways to go, especially on the offensive end, but he’ll be an immediate force on the defensive end. — J.G.

14. Alex Poythress, Kentucky
There is some talk that Poythress could make the biggest impact of any of the Kentucky freshmen. With his inside-outside offensive ability and relentlessness on the backboards, that could end up being true. A truly superb talent. — J.B.

44. Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky
Wiltjer is the only relevant holdover from last season’s title team. He’ll get major minutes this season and post nice numbers, particularly from the 3-point arc. — G.P.

Something tells me that Willie Cauley-Stein will be on this list by the end of the season.

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5 Comments for Noel, Poythress and Wiltjer make CBSSports’ Top 50 Big Men



  1. Floyd
    5:35 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wiltjer is too low.



  2. Buechelbart
    5:43 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wo is the guy at the bottom of the website dressed like Santa?



  3. Duke Sucks
    7:23 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    No way there is 43 better then wiltjer reguardless of position. Kyle is one of the most under rated Cats of all time. Most seem to think of him as a role player, I think he will be a star.



  4. bulldawg
    9:13 pm October 23, 2012 Permalink

    @ duke sucks, I agree, KJ will light it up this year IMO… I wish I could grow out my hair like Nerlens… AND have a unibrow like Davis!!!!!!! Brow Down to the box top beeches.