Since announcing his reclassification to the class of 2012 last week, the legend of Nerlens Noel has spread like wildfire across the SU Hill.
Some say he can block a shot with his mind. Others say a drop of his sweat could power the city of Syracuse for weeks. One teammate even claims to have witnessed him eat a cheerleader.
No matter the case, one thing is for certain. This Saturday, a beast will be upon us. Scouts are drooling over the Number 1-ranked recruit, crediting his dominance to traits like "freakish athleticism," "uncanny defensive instincts," and "incredible mobility and agility." But both you and I know the true source of his unbridled defensive devastation.
The High Top Fade.
Joining Brandon Jennings and Tiquan Underwood as founders of the "new school" HTF movement, Noel sports a caliber of the hairdo not witnessed since the likes of HTF legends, Kenny Walker, and the godfather of the HTF, Kid ‘N Play’s Christopher "Kid" Reid. In fact, last month Noel reportedly went for a trim, and the clippings are currently projected to go 3rd overall in the 2012 NBA draft.
This Saturday, that very same high top fade will be sitting courtside at the Carrier Dome, watching the number two-ranked Orange take on the loathed UConn Huskies.
We see no better way to make him feel welcome than with a student section full of HTF swag – which is why we’re declaring February 11, 2012 Nerlens Noel High Top Fade Day. Now, you too can sport your very own Nerlens Noel HTF. Simply follow the steps below.
Print This PDF.
- Cut along dotted lines.
- Staple paper strip to high top fade (attach extra strip for bigger domes)
- Wrap paper strip around head.
- Watch John Calipari cry.