Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nerlens Noel blocks school-record 11 shots

Coming into tonight's matchup against Ole Miss, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel was ranked second in the country in blocked shots with 4.32 per game.  Plus, he was averaging nearly a double-double: 10.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.

In tonight's game, Noel took only one shot, and missed it, in addition to converting on only two-of-eight free throws, but he blocked a school-record 11 shots.

As a team, Kentucky had a total of 12 blocked shots.

The previous school record was nine set by both Sam Bowie and Andre Riddick.

Noel should be a top-five pick (at least) and has a shot at being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.  Aside from Noel, freshmen Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein all have a chance to be lottery picks if they declare.

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