Tag Archive: Nerlens Noel

Feb 22

Kingston students offer Nerlens Noel letters of support


My wife Rhonda Taylor, a teacher at Kingston Elementary school in Madison County, wanted to do something for Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel after he went down with a season-ending knee injury earlier this month. I suggested that she have students at Kingston Elementary write their own letters for Noel and I would see that he …

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Nov 17

Noel leading by example

Nerlens Noel is doing all the little things to help the Wildcats this season//Photo by Bill Thiry.

Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari made it clear Friday night that he wants his team to follow Nerlens Noel’s lead on the court. Noel scored 15 points on six of eight shooting from the floor in the Cats’101-49 victory over Lafayette in their home opener Friday night, but more than scoring, it’s the little …

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Oct 23

Wiltjer doesn’t mind being a veteran

Only one prominent player from last year’s squad – Kyle Wiltjer – will be back on the court Wednesday night in Kentucky’s Blue-White Game set for 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. Although a sophomore, Wiltjer is one of the veterans among a cast of newcomers who will attempt to emulate the success of …

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Apr 11

Prized recruit Noel puts UK over the top

LEXINGTON (AP) — Top prospect Nerlens Noel announced he’s joining Kentucky, bolstering the Wildcats’ hopes of defending their recent national championship and finishing with a fourth consecutive No. 1 recruiting class. The 6-foot-10 center from the Tilton School in New Hampshire selected the Wildcats over Syracuse and Georgetown on Wednesday night. “I’ll be taking my …

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