Nerlens Noel is a lot like Anthony Davis, but he’s no Anthony Davis

Nerlens Noel

In the opening minutes of the 2012 Jordan Classic Brand game, Nerlens Noel, the 6-10 shot-blocker who committed to on Wednesday looked like a controlling force in the paint. He rejected three quick shots, and even made a nice offensive move to his left that resulted in a left-handed layup.  After that, though, he was just another talented big man in a sea of talented big men. He wasn’t often assertive on either end of the court, and kind of disappeared into the start-and-stop flow of the game.


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