GARY GRAVES
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April 15, 2013
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Kentucky freshman C Noel will enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel will enter the NBA draft as he continues recovering from a torn ACL. The 6-foot-10 freshman is projected to be a lottery pick despite sustaining his season-ending knee injury on Feb. 12. He led the nation with 4.4 blocks per game, and averaged 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Noel also had 50 steals for Kentucky (21-12), earning Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year honors, along with first team all-conference and freshman team selections. Noel said in statement released by the university that he’s loved his time with the Wildcats but feels he’s …

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