It amazes me how year after year, Kentucky get some of the best players in college basketball. Just from the last three NBA drafts, five Wildcats have been taken with a top five pick, including Anthony Davis, Enes Kanter and John Wall. If you thought that it was only a matter of time until their luck ran out, then you may have to wait a little longer, as Nerlens Noel is looking like another top prospect.
Noel’s 10.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game are Anthony Davis-esque, but his dunk last night reminded me of an NBA great – Shawn Kemp. The combination of the power, the push off and the stare down gave me flashbacks to all those highlight reels I’ve seen over the years of the Reign man and I have a good feeling that this isn’t the last thunderous dunk we’ll be seeing from Noel.