The University of Kentucky’s sensational freshman center Nerlens Noel banged his knee on the edge of the goal support and went down in severe pain. Doctors later said Noel tore his ACL and is expected to be out 6 to 8 months. No word on whether he will return to UK or opt to declare for the next NBA draft. Before the injury, Noel was considered the top pick. Basketball analysts say he is still a top 5 pick as long as the healing process goes well.
Noel is a great example of a gentle giant…well loved, engaging, kind…and the perfect representative for any university. Our hearts go out to him in hopes for a speedy recovery.