Nerlens Noel says NCAA hasn’t contacted him and he’s in ‘great position to qualify’

Nerlens Noel

Speaking for the first time since The New York Times reported earlier this week that the was looking into his background, signeeNerlens Noel said the hasn’t contacted him or his mother directly and that he’s in “great position to qualify.”  “No, the NCAA hasn’t contacted me or my mom directly,” the 6-foot-10 Noel, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, said Thursday night by phone.  The Times reported that the NCAA this week sent two investigators – Frank Smith and Cindi Merrill – to Noel’s previous high school, Everett (Mass.), to look into various aspects of his past.

 

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