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Nerlens Noel Down To Syracuse, Kentucky & Georgetown

And then there were three. 2012's No. 1 recruit, Nerlens Noel, told that he has narrowed his choices down to the Syracuse Orange, Kentucky Wildcats and Georgetown Hoyas.

He eliminated the Connecticut Huskies and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Scouts say Noel, a 6-11 center from Everette, Mass., is the best shot blocker of a generation, and every top-flight college coach has been recruiting him.

Noel has visited all three schools and you probably remember his time at SU.

Noel was the subject of a recent New York Times report details some shady business going on around him as he makes his college decision. Noel is the kind of player that is expected to bring the kind of instant impact that Fab Melo never did while also leaving for greener pastures just as quickly. An investment in Noel is expected to be a one-and-done proposition.

Not that we have any say in the matter but the question will be whether or not Noel is ultimately worth the hype.