Kentucky Basketball: Nerlens Noel Cleared by the NCAA

Nerlens Noel, official Wildcat. (via SportsAngle.com)

I put this up in a FanShot right after I got word, but I thought it deserved just a short article, as much for commentary as anything else. Also, the FanShot editor is a bit broken right now and won't let me post them to the front page. The code monkeys at SBN are working on that.

Anyway, back to Noel. From Lex18:

The UK freshman center had two classes to complete. Noel said he got the news on Tuesday.

"Sandy Bell called me and woke me up," Noel told CBSSports.com on Wednesday afternoon. "She told me I was good to go. I knew I did it, but I was still nervous waiting on the official word."

He took two classes at Everett High in July and received an A in English and a B-plus in history.

"I needed two B's," Noel said. "I never studied that hard in my life."

I suppose that explains why Noel drew such negative commentary from Jonathan Givony of Draft Express the other day when he played, probably for one of the first times all summer, in organized competition.

At any rate, the "i's" have been dotted and "t's" crossed. Noel is a Wildcat, officially. He'll be in Lexington on the 19th.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Join A Sea Of Blue

You must be a member of A Sea Of Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at A Sea Of Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker