Nerlens Noel is the man expected to step right in and replace national Player of the Year Anthony Davis at Kentucky this winter. But his academic standing continues to be a concern.
In May, NCAA officials looked into Noel’s academic background at Everett High School in Massachusetts. This after Noel had transferred to the Tilton School in New Hampshire. Well now Noel is going back to Everett to take two summer courses in order to boost his GPA enough to meet NCAA entrance standards.
Noel is racing against the clock because he reclassified from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2012 earlier this year. Meaning: He doesn’t have quite as much time to get his academics in order as he would have had he stayed in the Class of 2013.
If/when Noel does become eligible, the high-top fade will quickly replace the unibrow as the most popular use of hair in the Commonwealth.