Nerlens Noel has been cleared academically by the NCAA

Nerlens Noel

freshman has been cleared academically by the NCAA.  Noel, the 6-foot-11 big man out of Massachusetts who is considered to be the prize of John Calipari’s incoming class, said he received the news on Tuesday morning.  “Sandy Bell called me and woke me up,” Noel told on Wednesday afternoon. “She told me I was good to go. I knew I did it, but I was still nervous waiting on the official word.”  There was some concern that Noel might not make it academically after deciding to return to his original graduating class of 2012. He took two classes at Everett High in July and received an A in English and a B-plus in history.  “I needed two B’s,” Noel said. “I never studied that hard in my life.”


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