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Not Necessarily the Nerlens News We Would Want

Article written by Matt Jones

114 Comments for Not Necessarily the Nerlens News We Would Want



  1. Ty
    10:18 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe it is. If him and Shabbaz and Uconn boy all come to UK maybe he means its a repeat.



  2. O'boro Cat fan
    10:18 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    No worries!! Just hang on for the ride. It might get a little bumpy from here on out.



  3. TampaCat
    10:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Not good!



  4. Eddyville
    10:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Uhm, overseas?



  5. ncwildcat
    10:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    ??? Crypto



  6. ajones
    10:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    no one knows what this means yet. he is a 17 yr old kid, probably trying to play it up



  7. Tyler
    10:20 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Not going to get Nerlens or Shabazz but I trust Cal to figure it out.



  8. allday
    10:20 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    this could mean anything….maybe a haircut?



  9. Kim
    10:21 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    For some reason, he wants to go to Georgetown. I don’t know why, he ain’t no Patrick Ewing and that coach ain’t John Thompson, Sr. I guess he wants to get eliminated in the second round of the tournament both of his years. Notice I said both of his years, because Georgetown ain’t sending any one and dones to the NBA.



  10. Pick Ritino
    10:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If he doesn’t come I wouldn’t necessarily be concerned. If we can get Oriakhi we would be in good shape.



  11. UK_Supporter76
    10:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He’s actually a 17 year old super-villain-genius that is going to use a graviton generator and huge superconducting antenna to literally shock the world.

    Or maybe he’s just screwing with everyone. Personally, I hope it’s the former.



  12. Jay
    10:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I think that’s a tad dramatic. Like the other guy said, he’s a kid. Let him be one.



  13. Maximum_Haggis
    10:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    In Cal we trust.



  14. Ozzie Guillen
    10:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he loves Fidel as much as I do??



  15. crazycatfan
    10:23 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hmmmm … we’ve gotta trust Cal!



  16. JC3
    10:24 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    That is exactly what a UK fan should want to hear.
    UK players shouted that after victory!



  17. Big cuz
    10:25 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cal is on this!



  18. DennisCook
    10:25 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    drama!



  19. RDT
    10:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he finally figured out cold fusion.



  20. UK_Supporter76
    10:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    On a more serious note, I’d hate to miss out on Noel. Honestly, at this point I’m scared to death of Shabazz. If he comes to UK I can’t imagine they’ll declare him eligible, and I can’t deal with 6 months of “Free Enes” again.

    I wish Shabazz the best wherever he goes, but I have to admit I’d giggle at least a little bit if he went to Duke and had to sit out.

    We WANT Shabazz. We NEED Noel.



  21. Robbin
    10:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why does everyone keep guessing what he means and who the starters are for next year. No no has a clue at who is coming back and who will be coming their first year. Why not why till everyone is on board. Just saying!!



  22. Ryan
    10:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Matt jones is the new chicken little



  23. Shawn
    10:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I think people read too much into every single tweet. It means nothing at this point but I’m sure a few writers will hop on it and try to act like they scooped it first if he indeed does go somewhere unexpected.



  24. crazycatfan
    10:27 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If these recruits have been listening to the comments from our players, including former players, there’s no way they can turn down an offer from THE Kentucky Wildcats!!!! Seriously!!!



  25. Woo's Gummy Snacks
    10:27 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    In Cal I be trustin dog ya heard me



  26. JP
    10:27 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with 6, this could mean anything. Shouldn’t really read anything into this until Wednesday.



  27. BIg Blue Nation 23
    10:28 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he cured cancer?????



  28. crazycatfan
    10:29 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    22 – LOL!!!



  29. jmoney
    10:30 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    You realize this means nothing? lol. Shock the world means he could be coming to UK with shabazz or him going to syracuse. You’re looking into this WAY to much for something that shouldn’t recieve much thought.



  30. Ricky P
    10:30 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He’s committing to Louisville! Now how would that be for a shocker? GON Shock fer sure!



  31. Big Blue 66
    10:30 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    22. Matt has been chicken little for a while, every live blog this year he would cry like a girl if the other team got within 10 points of us in the second half lol



  32. crazycatfan
    10:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Two days and we’ll know …



  33. robshairgel
    10:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #13-Exactly!



  34. cosmoj
    10:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    These kids are the same players, the same type of person whether they choose UK or not. I guess if they pick somewhere besides UK “We didn’t really want them in the first place” I am a die hard UK fan since 1970 but I don’t understand putting a kid down for choosing a school other than UK.



  35. ukfan
    10:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    This means NOTHING. He is a young kid, this is just a tweet to hype up his commitment and get more media attention.. did you expect him to come out and tweet “Hey world, I’m going to do the obvious!”..



  36. Bleed Blue
    10:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    From a guy on a Facebook Group:
    “All I can say is don’t be surprised by anything on the 11th. Noel has went to be locked up for UK to potentially being “bought” by Georgetown. Shabazz has went from loving UK to having other factors involved making his decision.

    So Wednesday we may land both, land 1, or land 0. Cal seems to be taking the impression that if we have a down year like last year as far as talent goes, that still got us to the final four in a game that we could have easily won and would have had an easy title game. That type of talent for next year will be ok as we will be setup for a monster class in 2013 and be able to dominate once again like this year. The crew in 2013 is not just very talented but good guys like Davis, MKG and company. Guys that will easily form a family unit and work with Cal with one mission in mind, another title.

    So if Wednesday ends up being a gloomy decision day, it will sting but as long as Cal sticks around more banners will be hung.”



  37. E
    10:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Wow what an over reaction. Relax he’s already committed.



  38. jr
    10:37 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I know our flat top man is what we need. But I have heard that he is going to GT…..But right now its in Bennent we TRUST….Also to no surprise we are losing our top 6 guys. What memories, I will them well!!! GO BIG BLUE



  39. Brian
    10:40 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    It’s a movie quote



  40. Clam
    10:40 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he means that the Nerlens/Shabbaz duo will dominate college basketball at UK. Maybe he means he is becoming a Mormon. Maybe he means that he is going to give “the shocker” to everyone on earth (my preference). You don’t have to be a biblical scholar to realize that there may be a lot of room for interpretation on this one.



  41. BIGBLUEDAVE
    10:41 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    E, where do you get your info? You are usually right on here, at least the times I have paid attention.



  42. Nerlens-Schmerlins
    10:41 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not sold on him anyway…..I’ve seen him 3 times, and he was outplayed 3 times by 6’3 high school kids…..if he comes, he comes……if not, we’ll find someone else…….no biggie…..



  43. WildcatFan
    10:41 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Remember, guys, one week ago tonight, UK won the National Championship. Believe me, Cal’s got this under control…whether we get Noel and/or Shabadd, we’ll be fine. No worries.



  44. LA
    10:42 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    is it just me or does he have an attitude problem? he already thinks he can go for 30 a night in the nba. from what i saw of the nike hoops summit he is still very green and needs at least a year or two of work just to be considered for an nba squad. guess i am spoiled by the work ethic and team first attitude of this years uk squad.



  45. hole
    10:43 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe hes cutting the flat top?



  46. CRAZYCATFAN
    10:43 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta love his being so excited about basketball!!! He will definitely fit in with the BBN!!!!!!!!!



  47. Cats fan
    10:46 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he’s gonna follow the shoes of josh selby, and company, go to other schools and never be heard of again??



  48. UKTOPDOG
    10:47 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Could he be planning on joining Shabazz at UCLA?? Not sure whatUCLAs scholarship situation is but maybe they’ve decided to try and duplicate our success at UCLA.



  49. Tim
    10:47 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He’s coming! Oh, he’s not! Oh, he gone shock the world! The sky is falling! He ain’t coming! Damn, I LOVE UK basketball but we JUST won the NCAA Championship! Billy G.. Hell! NIT! Cal, 3 str #1 recruiting classes, elite 8, final 4, national champs! 3 yrs of being the TOP dogs in college basketball!! My ONLY concern is having Cal as our coach.. No one or nothing else. Relax



  50. bmt22033
    10:50 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I predict that he shaved the high top fade and he’ll come out sporting a unibrow on Wednesday just in time to commit to UK… 😉



  51. Shaqfu
    10:52 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    UK will settle on Bennett, Jefferson, and Oriaki to fill out the roster with Teague coming back.



  52. afidler
    10:53 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why should we read anything into this?



  53. CRAZYCATFAN
    10:53 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #50 – LOL!!! IN CAL WE TRUST!!!!



  54. mdd34
    10:53 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    As long as we got Cal leading our team, I will not worry about our program. Hopefully we get Noel, Shabazz, and the UCONN kid and REPEAT. If not, whatever.



  55. Shaqfu
    10:54 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Wiltjer will be the next Kyle Korver and will put the team on his back.



  56. dodgerjordan
    10:54 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Nerlens, ask Greg Monroe how D.C. worked out for him.



  57. Bulldog22
    10:58 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he is going to commit to Billy Clyde



  58. Mclovin
    10:58 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Time for Matt Jones to freak out like a little girl.



  59. 2020
    10:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He just won a chemistry scholarship, so he can (1) be the greatest walk-on ever, and (2) appear in the end zone during a football timeout with other chem nerds.



  60. FakePaulSchmidt
    10:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    what’s the real Paul Schmidt saying?



  61. jr
    10:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I just heard, Bennett is coming. Our man Flat top is out. Cal has another up his sleeve so dont worry. I wish I could tell you guys but sworn to secret….SORRY!!



  62. Catgirl
    11:00 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty sure its just a tweet…nerlens=AD 2.0



  63. Cking9698
    11:01 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Well it’s cryptic, but I sure wouldn’t want to be the guy that came after Davis. Tons of pressure. Could anybody really replace Davis? Or have as big as impact? Cuse and Georgetown are closer and have a lot less pressure. We will see!



  64. G-Man
    11:02 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He’s giving up basketball, not going to college, and going to make millions flipping houses for a living, in his spare time. I just heard a radio add that says anyone can do it. And now, he bought-in.



  65. Big O
    11:03 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone keep this thought in mind. Matt Jones is in the news business or should I say the business of making news. All of which keeps KSR on the upward tick! I often see him posting little rumors and quickly dispell them. None the less the rumors do their job- getting reader’s attention. Remember folks- Mat Jones has a faviorite college basketball team and the team’s color is BLUE. Make no mistake his favorite color is GREEN.



  66. Random
    11:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he’s planning to cut his hair. That would be a shock. I’m sure he’s just playing the decision up to create more drama. Where ever he goes, I wish him luck. Hope he comes to UK though.



  67. Maxbps8
    11:05 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Is he going to Louisville? Or could mean he’s coming to UK to win back-to-back FR-lead Nati8nal Championships. Or it could mean he’s going to UCLA w/ Shabazz. Regardless, we will still be KentuckY…WildKats…and the BBN. The Best in CBB. Like no other. (That’s what some of these kids don’t think about – the longer term possibility of going into the nba with a built-in fanbase of a few million.) Wish him the best whatever he decides.



  68. UK Wildcat
    11:05 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones spends all day swearing we’re at about 80% to get Noel.

    Noel sends out a completely ambiguous tweet and MATT JONES FREAKS THE HELL OUT OH MY GOD BETTER POST IT ON KSR!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!111!



  69. WestKYBoy
    11:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Getting a feeling that Cal wiffes on Wednesday. Just a feeling that Bazz wiffe might not be a bad thing just a feeling that there is something dark in his closet that could haunt us. Noel wiffe bothers me he could be the difference maker ala Davis.



  70. Austin
    11:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he is talking about the Jordan Game. Who knows? Either Matt is freaking out over nothing or he is trolling everyone on the site.



  71. E
    11:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    41) I get a little info here and there.

    I’ll just say that as of today, we’ll go one for two Wednesday. Don’t worry about losing Bazz, he’s missing 1/3 of his season, dad is afraid that if he’s a CAT the negative attention will be worse. Probably right. Go watch Devonta Pollard tapes, he’s the contigency plan.



  72. Jerry
    11:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares if he comes or not!!!We just won the National Championship!!!Cal has done an excellent job he will figure it out!!!



  73. Reality Is
    11:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    LOL. Nice overreaction. Everyone thinks he’s a Cat. He’s simply trying to add a little bit of suspense to his announcement. Cal isn’t going live on the ESPNU special to talk about how he missed his top 2 targets. Relax. All is well and will be even better come Wednesday.



  74. kycatman
    11:10 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t he stealing a quote from the greatest Muhammad Ali?? I think that was a quote of his and he sure did gon shock the world. I feel like he will be a Cat and after Wednesday we’ll just look back on this comment and say ” You go boy and shock the whole world ” and bring the BBN # 9!!!!!!!!!
    GO CATS!!!!!!!! GO CAL!!!!!!!!



  75. E
    11:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Folks, we will add 3 very good players and actually be pretty deep next year. Relax and enjoy 8.



  76. Noel Nerlens
    11:12 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I just said this to get a rise out of you fans, & see how crazy you were. Yeap I’m in.



  77. Catman
    11:13 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    It’s Nerlens Noel, you idiot.



  78. Inside Your Mind
    11:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, let’s read too much into a 17 year old’s tweet. #dumbasses



  79. Fab 5
    11:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Juwan Howard say it, after advancing to the Final Four. I think our guys said it in mockery of the Fab 5. Could it be that Noel is making a reference to the Fab 5 as well as our guys, & saying they’re the new Fab 5 Muhammad, Noel, Poythress, Goodwin, & Cauley???



  80. New Orleans Nerlens Cat Fan
    11:18 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he’s going to take me up on the offer of my wife??? I sure hope so!!!



  81. Chase
    11:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    *********************

    HE IS GOING TO CUT HIS HAIR….MOVE ALONG FOLKS

    ****************************



  82. G-Man
    11:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He’s getting a sex change, and going to team up with Brittney Griner at Baylor.



  83. Bulldog22
    11:21 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #65 & #68 Either you’ll are UofL fans or the UK fan that all of the country makes fun of. I Love the CATS more than anyone and the one thing I do know is Matt Jones loves the CATS more.



  84. Exactly
    11:23 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    What 49. said!!!! It’s Cal & he’s already committed! What an awesome 3 years we’ve enjoyed!!



  85. TweetsMeanNothing
    11:29 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Some possibilities…

    He’s decided to pass up on Georgetown, Syracuse, and Duke to start his movie career in the House Party reboot alongside Donald Glover.

    He’s taken a set of clippers down the center of his iconic hair, creating a new fashion trend known as the “Grand Canyon”

    He’s enjoying the media attention so much that he’s decided to reclassify back to 2013.

    He’s perfected the technique of blocking shots with his Hi-Top and is preparing to unleash it on the world, securing the NCAA record in his first year.

    He’s been rule ineligible due to Performance Enhancing Hair growth products.

    He has decided to form an elite squadron of basketball talent with other unsigned players. If you have a game you need to win, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The Frosh Team.



  86. Just me
    11:29 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    E whats the scoop on Polard?



  87. Mkgistebow
    11:30 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    E your baz rational is stupid considering all the negative publicity that’s surrounded ucla recently. The only reason he chooses ucla over uk is because of it’s proximity to home. Bottom line. Also to those of you criticizing Noel and acting like he’s not that great, you’re probably the same 1s that were highly critical of Davis during last years pre season talkin about how he was going to be a project and was way to weak to contribute this season;)



  88. jugg
    11:32 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    if he wants to shock the world, he needs to lower the price of gasoline! now that would be a shock! go coal cats!



  89. Corey
    11:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Who is Nerlens Noel?



  90. Just me
    11:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz will likely go to UCLA cause his dad is a sales rep for Adidas and UCLA is an adidas school. UK is all Nike. Plus the whole location thing.



  91. Cking9698
    11:37 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Noel to Georgetown or Cuse.
    Bazz to UCLA with Parker.
    ORIAKI to Carolina or Missouri

    Let’s see what happens E.

    I hope I am wrong.



  92. Kyballer
    11:37 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Whatever happens, happens. Im proud of our 8th banner. Even if we have a down year, it will be ok. Because Cal will get us in the tourney and we can make a good run. Look where we were 4 years ago. NIT



  93. Blue Jeezy
    11:41 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    It’s Kentucky. It’s Cal. We just won the national title. We’re gonna get them both. Quit trippin.



  94. mike
    11:43 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    this just means him and shabazz have talked, and they gon shock the world together. duh.



  95. Pikeville25
    11:45 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, u off all guys on here post this as bad news? Really. UK is where he ends up..don’t stir the pot…..



  96. bbanks81
    11:46 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    So if we strike out with Bazz and Noel,and all 5 underclassmen leave you have to think Oriaki, Bennett, or Jefferson will commit in the next week or so. Now if we miss out on all 5 players, we might need to prepare ourselves for a sub-Cal year. However, we will be right back at the top in 2013!! #Nationson8



  97. ukfan247
    11:48 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    E is going off logic and information we are available to, yet brilliantly. However I’m with Tim.



  98. Chicago Chris
    11:57 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Georgetown always underachieves, despite talent.



  99. Whoa
    11:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I say it’s his bday and soon to be 18 yr olds say stuff like this on their bday.



  100. Platinum Unis
    12:11 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    I think Nerlens, Shabazz, and ABennett all are coming to UK. That would shock the world fo sho.



  101. 00BBN00
    12:17 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    It’s not what Nerlens said. It’s that Matt Jones has used this timely tweet to showcase to Nerlens that BBN is the biggest stage in College bball.



  102. Sheeeeiiit
    12:50 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Shock the world huh. So this kid has a slight ego. In his mind the world is watching him. No big deal. Cal will develope whatever players we sign and by March of next year they will be damn good. Only thing that bothers me is if Noel and Shabazz go elsewhere we lose in some way. I dont like UK losing anything even recruiting battles.



  103. Stories
    12:57 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    This is UK we are bigger than any one Player



  104. big tim
    1:09 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    there another one going around lets get it trending it #happybdaynerlensgocats



  105. josh says
    1:43 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz to UCLA
    Noel to UK
    Bennett to Florida



  106. Bubba Earl
    5:49 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    I hear he is a lock, headin to Ouachita College!



  107. Nich Vegus
    6:30 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    He’s just trying to get a rise out of UK fans, and it’s working



  108. REAL BLY
    7:20 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Whatever….he plays 1 year and gone….doesn’t really matter where he goes! He goes to GT and he vanishes….next time we see him is in the NBA….which is still the same as vanishing…..

    UK or vanish…..easy!



  109. Al's IndiCats
    9:31 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Remember…..you heard it here first….The Flat top “Feller” isn’t going to college AT ALL! He’s going on the DIY channel and be a regular on “Crash This Yard” series!



  110. Bradley
    9:51 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    79. Good lord.



  111. Micah
    10:48 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    The only decision that would “shock the world” is if he went to Georgetown, so i’m going to go ahead assume that’s it…



  112. JP
    11:27 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    #19 isn’t getting enough respect. That comment, following Noel’s tweet, is great.



  113. CRD
    12:46 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    If you were a 17 year old and had the power to stir the fanbases of BBN, Syracuse, and Georgetown into a frenzy just with a single tweet, wouldn’t you do it?



  114. Justin
    1:05 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    He gon shock the world… So hes goin to wichita state?