Nerlens Noel, a 6-foot-11, 210-pound center committed to Kentucky today on ESPNU. Widely considered one of the top two prospects in this recruiting class, Noel can come in and help ease the loss of National Player of the Year, Anthony Davis.
"Nerlens Noel is one of the better prospects I've seen in some time. This guy is someone I believe is a better shot-blocker than Anthony Davis was coming out of high school," Evan Daniels of Scout.com said.
"I just thought it was the right place for me," Noel told Scout's Evan Daniels Wednesday evening. "I can go there and develop myself and be able to play under Coach Calipari. I think it was the best place for me to fulfill my dream," he continued.
He will fulfill some Wildcat fans dreams as well because of his ability to be a difference maker on the court.
"Noel isn't a skilled offensive player yet, he is most comfortable down low where he can rebound and score with a jump hook," said Scout.com's Brian Snow. "Given his athleticism and ability to protect the rim on defense, combined with his speed getting baseline-to-baseline, Noel is the perfect fit for what the Wildcats needed in order to make another deep run through the NCAA Tournament," Snow said.