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April 24, 2013    Nerlens Noel News

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Noel (left knee) is no longer using crutches and exercising without a brace, the Associated Press reports.

Noel, who has already declared for the NBA Draft, has been pleased with his progress from a torn ACL and anticipates a return to the court by Christmas. While teams will surely parse through his full medical records extremely carefully, Noel is unlikely to slip past the No. 3 pick in the June 27 draft.

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April 16, 2013

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Noel has announced that he will head to the NBA after one year at Kentucky, the AP reports. HE averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks (which led the nation) before tearing his ACL on Feb. 12.

Noel is being mentioned as a potential top pick in the 2013 draft despite being in rehabilitation for the injury. He did look like an excellent rim protector, but does not have much of an offensive game.

February 13, 2013

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Noel (left knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Andy Katz reports.

The worst fears were confirmed, as the knee injury Noel suffered Tuesday night will prevent him from playing any more this year. This is a big blow to Kentucky's chances the rest of the way, but an even bigger blow to a player who was on track to be one of, if not the top, pick in this summer's NBA draft. Noel will not undergo the procedure for a couple weeks to give the swelling time to subside, so it's likely that a decision on whether or not he will return to Kentucky for another season won't be made until after that.

February 12, 2013

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Noel injured his left knee Tuesday against Florida as he was trying to block Florida guard Mike Rosario's shot on a fast break. It appeared as if he could not put any weight on his leg at all.

Noel is having a fine season and hopefully the injury was not as severe as initially looked.

February 9, 2013

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Noel had 10 points, 12 rebounds, one block, one assist and one steal Saturday against Auburn.

Noel is averaging 10.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.5 blocked shots, 2.1 steals and 1.7 assists per game this season.

February 5, 2013

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Noel had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks Tuesday night against South Carolina.

Noel is averaging 10.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.6 blocked shots, 2.2 steals and 1.7 assists per game this season.

February 2, 2013

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Noel had 19 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal against Texas A&M on Saturday.

Noel is now averaging 10.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.6 blocked shots, 2.3 steals and 1.8 assists per game this season.

January 29, 2013

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Noel had just two points Tuesday night against Ole Miss, but added 12 blocks, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in the game.

Noel is now averaging 10.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots, 2.4 steals and 1.7 assists per game this season.