Noel Chats Up TDD

CHICAGO -- Nerlens Noel is already one of the most highly-regarded prospects in the 2013 class. The Everett, Massachusetts native recently spoke with TDD at the Amar'e Stoudemire Skills Academy about the latest in his recruitment.

The Amar'e Stoudemire Skills Academy didn't feature many members of the 2013 class, but Nerlens Noel, who currently ranks as's No. 3 player in the class nationally and the No. 1 center, is one of the nation's elite prospects.

Measuring in at 6'11.5 in shoes and with a ridiculous 7-3 wingspan at the camp, Noel has already shown this spring that he is one of the biggest defensive forces in high school basketball. But along with the defensive aspect of the game, Nerlens is improving his offensive game at the Amar'e camp, as well.

"The camp was good, I think I benefited a lot," Noel said of Amar'e Camp. "I learned a lot of things from this great staff. Techniques and skill work that I can carry on with my high school and work on it all year long. It was a great experience."

Although Nerlens is used to playing top-level competition, the Amar'e Camp was still a good point of reference against the nation's best big men.

"It's been really good getting a good run with great competition," Noel said. "It's really testing myself. I'll be seeing a lot of these guys at the next level. They're great players."

The recruiting process is still in the early-stages for Nerlens as he'll soon take the floor with BABC for the July evaluation period. No list has been set yet, but Nerlens will re-evaluate things after the summer.

"After Nationals after this AAU season I'll evaluate it," Noel said. "Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Providence, Georgetown, Duke, Syracuse and Texas have been recruiting me. I'm just going with the flow, whenever I feel like I'm ready I'll make a decision."

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