Cuse Country - With or without Noel
If, for the sake of argument, we do not assume Noel will join the team, SU is nonetheless going to be plenty stacked. Losing three of your top four scorers, along with your leading rebounder/shot blocker/defensive presence, would be a huge blow for most programs. You’d expect a step back, a rebuilding year, that sort of thing. Not for this team.
Better for Top Recruit Nerlens Noel: Kentucky or Syracuse?
Nerlens Noel needs just two words to realize he should commit to Kentucky: Anthony Davis.
Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Is Nerlens Noel What Orange Fans Really Want? - SB Nation New York
In my opinion, the best "basketball fit" for Noel is Kentucky. It seems that the Wildcats and coach Calipari know exactly what they're doing when it comes to one-and-done players. The fan base embraces these players better than any in the nation, and win-or-lose understand how college hoops and the new recruiting process works.
Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad: Please Pass on Kentucky
Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad will be taking their talents somewhere on Wednesday night. For the sake of college basketball, I hope it’s not Kentucky.
Scout.com: The Chase for Noel Ends Tonight
Nerlens Noel has been down to those three schools - in what seems to be a fluctuating order - since March 18. Then each school had in-home visits with either he and his mother, or in Kentucky's case - just his mother.
The Nerlens Noel Decision looms for anxious Orange fans | syracuse.com
Paul Biancardi, the ESPN recruiting analyst who has followed top prospects as a college coach and as a paid observer for 22 years, said Noel’s shot-blocking acumen has elevated him to dizzying recruiting heights. Nobody, said Biancardi, can protect the rim quite like Noel, who has mastered the art of the blocked shot by keeping the ball in play and avoiding an attendant foul.
N2: Judgement Day – Complete Team Fizz Predictions on Nerlens Noel’s Night : Orange Fizz
Jake Moskowitz – Syracuse: "When Nerlens says he’s going to ‘shock the world’ after 12 classmates AND most prominent talking heads in the recruiting world seem to think he’s off to UK, it means he’s coming to SU.
Syracuse Orange Basketball - Decision Day: Nerlens Noel
This day has the feel of an armageddon of sorts. An apocalyptic ending of an epic recruitment. In many ways, it's been over hyped, over analyzed, and over scrutinized. The outcry, regardless of the decision, will be fierce. That said, Noel is a huge recruit. Maybe the most hyped 18-year old prospect since LeBron James. That's not to say others haven't been as talented. But seriously, who can remember such hoopla around one prospect? We were analyzing paragraph structure in his latest blog post to see if it gave some hint as to where he was leaning.
Jon Rothstein: Breaking Down Potential Suitors For Top Prospect Nerlens Noel; Kentucky, Georgetown And Syracuse " CBS New York
While the first two teams on this list desperately need Noel to be a force next season, Syracuse doesn’t. The Orange are already loaded on the baseline next season with incoming freshmen Dajuan Coleman along with sophomore Rakeem Christmas and juniors to be C.J. Fair and Baye Moussa Keita. From everything we’re gathering, it’s unlikely Noel winds up spending next season at the Carrier Dome.
Nerlens Noel Decision Day: Everyone's Final Thoughts | Central New York Sports Fan
Of course, CNYers would love to see the flat-top wearing phenom make Syracuse his home for, at least, two semesters and the result will hopefully bring Orange nation its second National Championship.
'Me culture' takes center stage yet again - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
On Monday, Noel tweeted "Gon shock the world," which set off massive hyperventilating in Kentucky (Does that mean he’s not coming?!?!), Washington D.C. (We’d be the shockers, right?!?!?!) and Syracuse (Do we qualify as shocking the world?!?!?!??). They’re having fun with all of this attention, soaking it up while they can. Who can blame them? Who wouldn’t do the same?
Syracuse recruit Nerlens Noel set to pick school on ESPNU tonight | The Juice Online
Syracuse has been a choice destination for big men, recently, as well. In the last two years, Syracuse has landed Fab Melo and Rakeem Christmas, both McDonald’s All Americans. Noel’s decision could be swayed by Melo declaring for the NBA draft.
The Score 1260 - WSKO Syracuse
Yours truly and Mike McAllister from Nation of Orange chat about Nerlens Noel and other Syracuse topics.
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