In a move that surprises no one, Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel has declared for the NBA Draft. Despite coming off an injury, Noel is expected to be among the top picks in June’s NBA Draft.
The lengthy and athletic Wildcat averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks per game in a freshman season that was cut short by injury.
He is joined in his draft declaration by Maryland’s Alex Len who dominated Noel in their matchup early in the season.
Len is 7’1″ and has received less hype than Noel. Nevertheless, he managed 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Like Noel, he is sure to be off the board early and could be gone in the top five picks.